Pomegranates

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Ok- one of life's great joys for me is eating pomegranates. They are truly one of the most amazing foods ever. I usually eat at least one a day. I'm completely addicted.

    But it occurred to me that there seems to be no term for preparing a pomegranate. You can "husk" corn and "snap" peas. What is it called when you remove the seeds from a pomegranate?
     

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Er. Scooping? I have never eaten a pomegranate in my life; they're not that common in UK supermarkets and I don't remember seeing them in New Zealand. But I bet you've never had a yummy tamarillo, which is equally seedy and pulpy. :)
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    Tamarillos are different. You can eat the pulp of them as well as the seeds.

    With Pomegranates, all you eat are the fruit-covered seeds. A very weird fruit IMO.


    Maybe I'll pick up a couple at the Farmer's Market today.....
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    BV, Waitrose usually have them when they're in season although I confess I find it easier to buy them ready-prepared after a bad experience with a favourite white t-shirt, a 'blunt' spoon and a pomegranate.

    um... how about depearl if we're going for something descriptive?
     
  5. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah, I would go for "scooping up" a pomegranate too.
    there is a fruit similar to pomegranates(it's called Granadilla, very hard to get up here in Canada) and I use "scooping up" when i am trying to explain what I am doing. lol hmm Tamarillo, i love Tamarillo juice, haven't had it for over 3 years since i last went back to Colombia.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Which according to Wikipedia is about now. I'll take a look but am usually wary of difficult fruits that need care in their preparation... unlike bananas, for instance. :D
     
  7. calculus Guest

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    Given that you 'Hull' strawberries, maybe you 'S****horpe' pomegranates...
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Maybe you're right – the extra fingers possessed by the average Sc*nthorpe dweller would make scooping out all those seeds much easier...
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well, I'll have to find me a tamarillo. :) They look a bit like figs.

    You don't usually scoop anything out of a pomegranate. You kind tear them open and use your fingers to remove the good stuff. Spoons are not friendly to pomegranates.

    Yes, they are different, that's for sure. I like preparing them though. It's a very zen-like experience.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I thought of that... but then figured that I'd get asked to explain it :eek:
     
  11. shecky Guest

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    i think i read/saw somewhere that you should ... erm... "defrock" a pomegranate in a large bowl of cold water, you can just sort of brush the seeds off the pith with your hands and they sink to the bottom.

    maybe have seen that done by Alton Brown, tho i am not sure.
     
  12. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah, you can do that too. But I prefer to remove the seeds by hand. There always a couple bad ones and it's easier to spot them that way.
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've only had these a few times in my life. They were good but such a hassle to deal with.
     
  14. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I like the "hassle". To me that's part of the fun of it.
     
  15. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i just add a bit of salt and spoon the seeds out of the fruit after i crack it open...
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    When I went shopping earlier today, they had like no good fruit. I passed the pomegranates three times but didn't buy any. Maybe next week.
     
  17. Applespider macrumors G4

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    What's a good fruit? Diametrically opposite of an ugli fruit? :p
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Absolutely love pomegranate juice. Never had much luck "scooping" pomegranates, however; by the end I'm dark red from head to toe. :eek:
     
  19. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Cut them in half and whack the top with a wooden spoon. So much easier than scooping.

    Learned that one from Nigella.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I wanted berries (they had great ones last week and on sale too) but they had no blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. :(
     
  21. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Those are all yummy too. Do get a pomegranate next time. They have tons of anti-oxidants. I just got done eating one too.
     
  22. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yummy! The best stuff in the world is mango sorbet. It's pretty hard to top that.
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Admit it, you just love fruits. :p
     

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