The pomegranate is a wonderful fruit, but many wonder what is wrapped up in that beautiful package and what to do with it when it is opened? I have created a page in the top menu bar dedicated to pomegranates. It is called “Poms” and you can click to find health benefits, history and recipes for two dips and two salads. I know that I have a pomegranate nut bread and some dessert recipes so stay tuned.
Aleta, one of our fabulous volunteers, has additional tips for pomegranates and posted a comment on the blog. Here it is:
Hey everyone, I just wanted to share with you the way that I de-seed poms.
Cut the end off as shown and score, but then get yourself a bowl of water to fit your hands and the pom, and pull it apart under water. This will reduce the seeds flying and staining, and the yellow membrane will float to the top, where you can scoop it off, because the membrane is full of tannins that are bitter and they will, if you do enough poms, stain your hands yellow! Here is an interesting site for poms and their history:http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/arfp-natural_dyes_pomegranate_skins.htm.
As I said yesterday, there are a few more tips and recipes on the blog now (use the search feature to see 2 cool ways to make flavored vinegar under Pomegranate Project) and I will post more in the coming weeks. Let me know if you have tips or recipes.
Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger