View Full Version : Tis the season for Pomegranites
11-10-2004, 09:52 AM
I tried my first pomegranite yesterday. Saw them sitting in this big bin and priced at $1.50 each. Thought that wasn't a terrible price since they looked pretty big. As I am putting my stuff on the converyor, my 2 year old starts pitching a fit! Why is it that they always pick such a time? Well, there really isn't a good time for a fit is there!! Anyway, I was overcharged for said pomengranite and had to haul him over to the service counter with my receipt for the price adjustment! What fun with a wailing toddler! But for my trouble, since they overcharged me, I received $5.50! Woohoo!! They actually paid me for trying their pomegranite and my avacados that I bought and a few tomatoes!!
Moral of the story, never be afraid to try a new piece of fruit or veggie, you just might get paid for it!! HAHA!!
Have a great rest of the day.
11-10-2004, 09:57 AM
oh i like that.
11-10-2004, 10:54 AM
Ours are $1.50 also....hmmm, what store, maybe we have one here...I thought $1.50 was alot for 1 piece of fruit of seeds, but how I love them, I remember my childhood staying with an aunt of mine and we ate those wonderful little gems on her front porch....yummy (can I stop juicing and start eating now??, lol)
I love love LOVE pomegranite! Thanks for this thread, now I know how to write it, I kept writing pomme granate or whatever... lol!
I ordered some two weeks back from Orkos (organic fruits and veggies over the internet for Belgium, France and Germany I think) and Oh my they were so good!! It takes a while before you get those yummy seeds all out, but it's so worth it!!
ps: I'm gonna order some more for next week, Yay! :D
11-10-2004, 11:09 AM
Actually Joke, it's spelled "pomegranate". Now, only the seeds are edible, right? How do you get all those little seeds out and what's the best way to eat them? I've never had one...
rawmom! That's so cool they paid you for their error. Wish more places did that. And how persistent of you to call them on it, even with a fit-having toddler. Normally I just let them overcharge me, stewing about it all the way home. I need to be more assertive!
11-10-2004, 11:38 AM
qetta: thanks for correcting how I spelled pomegranate! I usually pride myself on my spelling, but not this time!!
glad_2beme: it was a Farmer Jack-don't know if you have that chain by you.
I would also like to know how to go about eating them-picture red juice all over my counter, my wall, my floor and just about everything else when I tried to get those pesky little seeds out! I had just heard Cleopatra used the juice for lipstick! Maybe I'll give that a try, I sure had enough of it on my hands!!
Joke-how does one go about getting the seeds out?
11-10-2004, 11:40 AM
thats why we ate them on the front porch i think. i spoon them out with a small spoon, hope someone has an easier idea....
Lisa, thanks for the correct spelling, I make mistakes, but hey, it's not my mothertongue, so I'm allowed, right? :p
How to eat them, well, I usually put on an apron (I had to look up apron in the dictionarry :D ) and cut the pomegranate in two with a knife.
Then you can see there are all these compartments, with between the seeds like a thin 'skin'. I only use my hands to get the seeds out, just 'pluck' them out (is pluck even a word?) anyways, just scoop em out with your hands, careful not to damage too many seeds 'cos the juice just squirts out of them, I even found a stain on the cealing the other day, hee hee :rolleyes:
You can eat them plain, for breakfast or as a snack, or in a salad, or with other fruits, they are just soo yummy and deliciously sweet, sugarbombs I call them!
ps: it does take a while before all the seeds are removed, but it's so worth it!!
oh, and you know what the apron is for, don't you? It's a messy thing, eating a pomegranate! :p
11-11-2004, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the pomegranate lesson, Joke! I'll have to buy one today and try those 'sugarbombs'.
(PS to everyone - I normally can control myself in correcting others' spelling errors (okay, I'll be honest, sometimes I can control myself) but since for Joke, English isn't her native language, and since she seems so careful about using correct English words & spellings (yes, "pluck" is a word and you used it exactly right!), I thought I should correct the spelling that one time. Am I making any sense? Rambling time is now over ...)
lol! Of course you are making sense! And I usually try to correct other people if they make spelling mistakes (in Flemish, my native language), so I welcome your spelling corrections because sometimes I don't know the word or the exact spelling and most of the time I take the dictionary but sometimes I just can't be bothered... hee hee :D
so back to the subject, you should buy some pomegranate soon, they are so goooooooooood! :p
11-11-2004, 11:37 AM
Qetta: I didn't take offense to having my spelling corrected-darn those pomegranate's anyway!! Have a great day!
11-11-2004, 01:41 PM
I understand that you order from Orkos. I have seen that now they have an italian shopping list, so I was curious to try some exotic fruit from them. I would love to know your opinion about the orkos delivery service, do they have good quality stuff?
I didn't know they delivered to Italy as well! That's great news for you!
So far I've only ordered from them twice, but my brother orders from them every week, for about a year now I think.
The get delivered here by UPS or TNT, and the fruit and all is packed in really sturdy, strong boxes of cardboard. Between the fruit is enough brown paper to make sure they don't slide or damage the softer fruits.
IF there would be something too damaged to eat, or like already gone bad, you have to call them and tell them, and then you normally will get a refund (which I think is that, next time you order, you pay what you bought minus the damaged fruits/veggies from the time before)
I've never had to call them about damaged or gone bad things, but like I said, only ordered twice. I'm gonna put in another order tomorrow, the pineapple cayenne is SO delicious!! I'm very glad everything's organic and they have so much variety!! They are quite expensive, but the fruit is just so much more yummy!
if you have more questions: feel free to ask :)
11-11-2004, 02:23 PM
Thanks so much for the response! I am getting so curious to try orkos now!! At xmas time I traditionally spend the day with my family, and instead to buy useless gifts, this year I would like to make a big order of exotic and strange fruit to share all together and give away. I will have to start ordering now and find out my favourite fruit ;-) to make sure to have an happy xmas!
Anyway, the italian translation of their website (which is quite bad) say simply that the stuff is "natural", do you know for sure that thay deliver organic?
Pineapple cayenne eh? I have to remember this ;-)
YES, it's absolutely all ORGANIC! Amazing, isn't it? That's also probably why it's so expensive ;)
You can try to order their 'discovery pack', normally on the last page you can see at the bottom that they sell these for new costumers (hehe, lol, I had to edit this: I mean customers of course :D ), they have one of 4 kg and one of 8 kg. They are quite expensive, but you'll probably get these types of fruit you've never tried or heard of before! I never ordered it, but I think it would be cool for x-mas! So everybody can get to know the fruits and there's also explanation with every fruit I think: what it's called, how to eat, etc!
Every week they have an offer on one or two types of fruit, and when you buy every week, for a certain amount (depends on the week) you'll get something for free the next week!
I got green kiwaï's for free! I had never seen or heard of them before, but they are like really small green kiwi's, so delicious!
Take care and let us know what you got okay? :p
11-11-2004, 02:33 PM
I am glad that where I live there are many trees of pomegranate (and persimmons!!), because I am enjoying so much juicing them! (I am at day 6 of a juice fast).
Don't you think that pomegranate are so beautiful? When I see that red little fruits I think of precious stones. :)
ohhh....by the way, forgive me for my mistakes, as English is not my native language too!! :o
Wow, you are on your 6th day of juicing? ME TOO!!
And I LOVE pomegranate! They are indeed real beauties, the way those red seeds are packed together, and then the taste, DEEE-LICIOUS! :D
Aren't you lucky they grow on trees there, I have to buy them :o
The only thing we get on trees here are apples and pears and stuff, but that's colder Belgium I'm afraid, Italy is so much warmer :)
11-11-2004, 02:49 PM
ahhhhh Jay, today is been SOOO hard for me, I have been VERY hungry! I hope tomorrow it will be better, I take it day by day but I would like to make 2 weeks. I have lost 44 pounds in my raw journey, but I still have 20 to go :mad:
I am sure Italy is warmer, but unfortunately I live in the north (Venice), in a very misty/wet/cold land! The south is much better, they have been swimming in the sea until last week :eek: !! That's enough to be really jealous!!
How long would you like to juice fast?
11-12-2004, 04:06 PM
I had a pomegranate the other day... they were 2/$4 at the supermarket and my boyfriend and I both looked at it and then grabbed it at the same time :) It had been years and years since either of us had tried one, so we thought we should try it again!
It came with a little instruction book... said to cut the top off and then put the rest of it in a bowl of water and section it and just use your hands to get the seeds out. It worked really well and made very little mess. Then we had all these seeds to eat.
It was tasy...sweet like raspberries, but a little different. Maybe a little too sweet because after I had a bit of it I started feeling kind of queasy, and then I was sick to my stomach the next day (yesterday) for a few hours. Right now, even the thought of having any more of it makes me nauseous!
WHoa! you already lost 44 pounds?! That awsome! Or should I say: rawsome, hee hee :D
I started at the end of July, and lost about 35 pounds now, one of the reasons I'm juicefasting is that I'm hoping the weight would come off easier, because I still have to lose lots and lots more!
I will try to make it to 14 days, because Todd said in the thread 'juicefasting NOVEMBER' that that would be best, so I'm going to try, but like you, I too take it day by day. I already noticed that some days I'm doing fine, and others I just don't feel like juicing any more!
But maybe we should talk about this in the juicefasting thread, because this thread is about pomegranates :)
11-17-2004, 06:29 AM
OK, so do you eat the seeds in pomegranates?? I usually but a handful in my mouth while standing over the kitchen sink and then chew and then spit out the seeds after getting all the juice as i find the seeds taste bitter.
Yeah, I do eat the seeds inside the red fruitseeds, so I eat all of it, although sometimes when they are to hard to bite, I might spit them out as well, but usually I eat the whole thing.
It's like with grapes, sometimes I eat the seeds, but most of the time, I'd rather spit them out, since they're quite bitter...
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