Pomegranates Are in Season!!!

Good morning! It’s another warm fall-ish day—aka it’s 9am and already 50 degrees. Good stuff.

I’ll be going on a light 4-mile run in the next few hours, and I’m pretty excited. There’s just something about planning to do a short, slow, and chill run that makes it more fun.

As for now, I have some good news: pomegranates are in season!!!

Is this not the most beautiful fruit you have ever seen?

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Okay, so it’s kind of weird-looking. HOWEVER, if you have ever tasted the sweet fruit that hides inside, then you will probably think the red blob is beautiful.

I bought a pomegranate last week and was somehow able to make it last 2 days. Usually, I just eat it in one sitting. I was proud of myself.

If you’ve never had a pomegranate before, go buy one. And if you’ve never cut one open before, then you should check out PBFingers video on how to cut a pomegranate open for some guidance!

Once you finish the process, you will have this glorious site in front of you:

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I do not have an unhealthy obsession with them, I swear. I just really love them. Plus, they’re healthy so it’s a healthy obsession. I’m a riot, I know.

When you’re done rolling your eyes, I have some fun facts about pomegranates for your Tuesday viewing pleasure!

  • The English word “pomegranate is derived from the Latin words “pomum” (apple) and “granatus” (seeded). [Source]
  • The fruit’s syrup is popularly known as grenadine. [Source] SAY WHAT?
  • We in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy pomegranate season from September to February. [Source]
  • When you go to buy pomegranates, look for ones that are heavy (they’re juicier) and don’t have splits on the skin. [Source]
  • There are 700-800 seeds (or arils) in the average pomegranate. [Source]
  • Nutrition Facts!! In a medium-sized one, there are about 234 calories, 3 g of fat, 39 g sugar, and 11 g fiber. [Source]
  • They grow on a tree (this is news to me). [Source]
  • It is technically a berry. [Source]
  • Great source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. [Source]
  • Native to Iran and India but also grown in the US in California and Arizona. [Source]
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Pomegranates Are in Season!!! — 10 Comments

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  2. Did you eat sour pomegranates? They are used as a sauce after boiling down. I didn’t do that myself but buy from stores.

    I have a little pomegranate tree in my garden. It has little pomegranate fruits mostly eaten by birds and the color of blossoms are lovely.

    Emre from Bursa, Turkey.

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