Pomegranates

The other day I cut open a pomegranate for a salad I was making, and my six-year-old gasped.  Apparently he’s never seen a pomegranate before and he was so intrigued! Before long there was a feeding frenzy of three children ripping apart the pomegranate trying to pick the seeds — all three kids loved them. We then pressed the seeds in a sieve and made juice… which they also loved. Who knew? Apparently pomegranates are really good for you, filled with vitamin C and loads of antioxidant properties. I think I’ll be buying more pomegranates from now on.  Does anyone have a great recipe which includes them? I was thinking of making ice lollies from the juice! I’ll let you know how that goes…

-Courtney

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1. emilie | June 29, 2011 | Reply

So funny, I picked up a Pomegranate yesterday. Violette could not get enough… Love to hear how the ice lollies go!

2. Jonna | June 29, 2011 | Reply

Read in a Jamie Oliver Cookbook that kids love to eat them with a toothpick! Keep them busy for a while!

3. Marija | June 29, 2011 | Reply

They are not only gorgeous fruits, but delicious too. As a child I had a dog, who loved them-who could have known?

4. Lindsey | June 29, 2011 | Reply

I love pomegranate seeds too. Have you tried them in a salad? One of my favourite ways to eat them! They make the salads look so pretty too!

5. vanessa | June 29, 2011 | Reply

there is an incredibly delicious recipe in the book of Moro restaurant (in London)…check it out, you must try it:-)

6. Erin | July 3, 2011 | Reply

The easiest and least messy way to get the seeds free is to submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water while you pick the seeds free. The seeds sink and the pulp floats and you don’t get red stained everything!

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