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Old 11-28-2007, 04:23 AM   #51
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So I guess after all this, my DH knows a thing or 2 about the silly fruit! Who knew!
When he was a kid he lived in California awhile and would pick them on the way home from school, bang 'em open, and get home covered red for his poor single dad to fight the stains! Knowing the man (rest his soul) my guess is they all just got new shirts......
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #52
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Pomegranites taste like a dry, not very good orange.
Case closed.
Thanks everyone! I'm glad it was free. I'd hate to pay for that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #53
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Haha!! Maybe that's why I ate it like an orange!! Say your one wasn't good tho cos they should be juicy. If it's dry, its a dud.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:30 PM   #54
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DUD DUD DUD DUD DUD DUD
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:49 PM   #55
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yeah they are juicy, u left it on the counter too long LOLLL
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:58 AM   #56
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Yeah, they are not very good this year. The pomogranete should be Very juicy and sweet, but tangy, a hit of sourness, not like what they've got this year in Cubs'. The good pomogranete should be like a ruby. I love them.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:42 AM   #57
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1) It's better to get the seeds out submerged, not by beating them.
2) Pomegranates are the food of the gods, there's almost nothing you can't do with them. I've got an awesome glaze I make out of it for turkeys, just for one of a billion examples.
3) Pomegranate crops this year are very subpar. The ones I see at the store are about the size of a medium apple this year. They are supposed to be the size of a large grapefruit. I've seen some good ones this year, but it's been ahrd to find
4) They taste nothing like oranges. They are anything but dry.
5) They are so loaded with nutrients it's not even funny. THey rank right up there with cranberries in terms of their nutritional value.
6) For as good as poms are, bottled pom juice is frickin' nasty. I have never understood why.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:17 PM   #58
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I know this thread is about a month old, but I found an interesting recipe that calls for "pomegranate cells" and I'm just not sure where to find those (or how to get them out of the fruit). It sounds like a lot of work to get the hard seed out - but I'm sure it's well worth it. Does anyone know if there is any other way to buy just the "pomegranate cells"? I looked briefly at the grocery but ended up buying the fruit instead.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #59
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It only takes a few minutes to get everything out of a pomegranate. It seems more labor intensive than it is simply because it requires a couple more tools.

As to getting them pre-packaged? I'd highly recommend against it. They're not only very fragile, but also have a very short shelf life once they've been pried from the fruit casing itself.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:10 PM   #60
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Thanks poppinfresh! I've been opting out of anything pre-packaged since I started cooking regularly for myself. I figure if I'm going to go to the lengths of choosing my ingredients (rather than choosing a meal at a restaurant), I might as well go for the gusto!

I love pomegranates - so I will be learning some new techniques it seems!

thanks again!
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