October 22, 2010

290/365 - Pomegranate Power

Introduced into California by the Spanish settlers in the 1700's, pomegranates are now in season. :-) I love cracking them open because it's messy and fun. The seeds can be really juicy and some can pop in your face when you're trying to pick them out. I love that you don't know whether the seed will be super tart or really sweet. Regardless, you end up with stained hands and satisfaction. These days you can also buy the juice, which is a rich source of antioxidants. I like to add the juice to sparkling water with a lime. Tasty & freshing.

The name "pomegranate" derives from Latin pomum ("apple") and granatus ("seeded"). Sounds about right. I also read that Greeks break a pomegranate on the ground at weddings and on New Years. Might be fun, but I think I'd rather eat it!! Bon Appetit!

290/Oct 16*

*This should be Oct. 15 but image is damaged. So I'll add an extra image at the end of 365.

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