Sweet, zesty, crunchy and beautiful to look at… What’s not to love about Pomegranates?
It must be true because the popularity of pomegranates shows no signs of slowing down.
The demand for the fruit dictates that they need to be imported for large chunks of the year. However late Summer and all through Autumn is when we get our nice local Pomegranates coming out of orchards in places like Shepparton and Mildura.
While pomegranates are a fairly recent trend in Australia, they are actually one of the oldest fruits know and are one of the seven “biblical fruits”.
They’ve long been used for their luxurious looks and tast and wonderful health benefits. They are packed with antioxidants and minerals. They also contain over a third of your daily recommended intake of vitamins K and C and are high in fiber, potassium and folate.
For all this goodness, you do have to work though. Pomegranates can be fiddly and time consuming to de-seed. There are plenty of tips and tricks around, but we find the best way is to score the skin around the centre, then twist to separate and bash each half with a wooden spoon over a bowl.
Alternatively, we do also sell pre-packed seeds for the lazy or time-poor.