21 December 2005

Good for you and little more


I couldn't write. The rain has dampened my thing in the head. Rain's been pretty uplifting usually but but ....

A very sweet lady from Canada whom I met thru this blogging wrote to me about pomegranate, since then I have been trying to write about it, but postponing for some silly reasons or the other. I told Puts to give me some write up and she forgot. I reminded her yesterday. idiot she is, wakes up at 2 in the afternoon. Now I don't know what to write about it. I can wait and write tomorrow, No, it has to be now, thats how I am.

Let me make an attempt to attract you to this fruit.

Pomegranate is a good fellow, feel sorry for him because he is not a very popular chap and generally not preferred over other fruits. I don't know the reason. I can give you my own reason though. I have never eaten a whole pomegranate all by myself, if you give me a pomegranate, I'll look at it smell it and put it in my bag, if I don't have a bag I'll give it back to you, too big for my pocket. Its a bit cumbersome to peel and remove all the membranes and bitter walls seperating the chambers. You have no idea how lazy I am.
Puts loves pomegranate. she calls me pompomee, don't know why, perhaps she is a pomegranate freak ? There is no point in asking her what she ate for lunch, you get the same answer every day, pomegranate and sprouts. I have stopped asking her. It tightens your skin she says, I believe her. she has a lovely skin, flawless.

Other virtues ? I forgot. Its a good thing, why its a good thing? its because I am telling you its a good thing. Please find out for yourself what the other virtues are, oh yea it has some medicinal properties used in ayurveda. If you know please tell me. I am just trying to attract you to this lovely looking juicy and tasty fruit.
Blunt knife

This is what wildpic added to my information
Thank you Suresh. Just awsome. !!!

allright ... u asked for it rauf ...
Pomegranate - 'Punica granatum', granatum means ‘Wonderful’.
Romeo and Juliet used to sing under the pomegranate tree.
Cleopatra used pomegranates to stain her lips red. Early lipstick!
The pomegranate has been used to symbolize the insolubility of marriage. For instance, it is used in Greek mythology by Hades to bind Persephone to him.


health benefits of pomegranate juice includes its effect on the prevention of prostate cancer.marinate meat - due to its content of proteolytic enzymes,it acts as a meat tenderizer.

Every pomegranate is composed of exactly 840 seeds ! (whew ! challenge this !)The inner membranes and rind are not generally eaten due to high tannic acid content, but they are useful as a skin wash. (is someone smiling ? ;))

Pomegranates are not a fruit that will ripen once picked, so once harvested, they will not continue to develop sugar. (bad for making alcohol then)Whole fruits can be stored for a month in a cool, dry area or refrigerated up to two months.

Heating about 10-30 seconds on high in the microwave for a regular size pomegranate will soften the skin. Score the skin from top to bottom in two places and peel it back. The seeds just wipe out as you pass your finger over them (oowe or what !)If you really want to avoid a mess - in managable sections, submerge the pomegranite in a big bowl of water. The seeds float to the surface. (;) for some people !)now ... all the reason for taking poms to new heights ... enjoy !


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!

poms !! just when you were gonna give up on me, i woke up at 7 today !! ( smug look ) and i'm so so sorry about forgetting this whole thing. But just in case, Pomegranates are recommended for heart patients, and its also supposed to be a blood cleanser. my mom used to squeeze a pomegranate seed into my eye, when i was a kid, saying it would cleanse my eyes. i don't know how much of a help that was, but it stung, and i used to howl and hop about. it's good for the skin too. Well, that's all i could think of for now, poms, if anything flashes in my mind, i'd send it across

Puts

P.S : i call you pom pommmee, cuz you look like those pompoms used by the cheerleaders in the West. cute, cuddly and furry all over, hehe

Rauf said...

Yea like a grizzly bear, the real one not the one in the toy shops
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Anonymous said...

ooh, now i m hooked on pomegranades:) In some pics if the colors of red and white were interchanged it would look like a set of teeth with gums.

Good pics.

Angeldust

Rauf said...

Infancia
Anaar jaise' daanth motiyon jaise' daanth, Suraahi daar gardan (long slender neck ) I remember reading such description of beauty in poetry

Anonymous said...

Nobody wants- costs hefty sum too.
u can afford to be lazy- your sister will do everything for you.

Rauf said...

Rinsila
have you seen Anaar in chicago ?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Pictures Rauf.. Too busy but definitely spare some time for you...

Cherian

wildpic said...

allright ... u asked for it rauf ...

Pomegranate - 'Punica granatum', granatum means ‘Wonderful’.

Romeo and Juliet used to sing under the pomegranate tree.

Cleopatra used pomegranates to stain her lips red. Early lipstick!

The pomegranate has been used to symbolize the insolubility of marriage. For instance, it is used in Greek mythology by Hades to bind Persephone to him.

health benefits of pomegranate juice includes its effect on the prevention of prostate cancer.

marinate meat - due to its content of proteolytic enzymes,it acts as a meat tenderizer.


Every pomegranate is composed of exactly 840 seeds ! (whew ! challenge this !)

The inner membranes and rind are not generally eaten due to high tannic acid content, but they are useful as a skin wash. (is someone smiling ? ;))

Pomegranates are not a fruit that will ripen once picked, so once harvested, they will not continue to develop sugar. (bad for making alcohol then)

Whole fruits can be stored for a month in a cool, dry area or refrigerated up to two months.

Heating about 10-30 seconds on high in the microwave for a regular size pomegranate will soften the skin. Score the skin from top to bottom in two places and peel it back.
The seeds just wipe out as you pass your finger over them (oowe or what !)

If you really want to avoid a mess - in managable sections, submerge the pomegranite in a big bowl of water. The seeds float to the surface. (;) for some people !)

now ... all the reason for taking poms to new heights ... enjoy !

Rauf said...

Suresh, mind boggling
I am stumped
Standing in ovation !!

wildpic said...

oweee .... my pleasure rauf, my hunger for knowledge needs a reason. i stall when i do my postings without someone raising a question or doubt ... knowledge just for oneself is a bit dull.

may be u can insert one fact underneath each pom pic.

Wendy C. said...

The pictures made my mouth water...

Rauf said...

Wendy
I think it is grown in California
I am not too sure

George Breed said...

A grizzly writing about pomegranates! The world is such a wonderful place!

Rauf said...

George
Enjoy every bit of it
Merry Christmas!

Mad Ethel said...

I've always just eaten wild pomegranate and didn't know what it was. For some reason, I'm afraid that if I go to the grocery store and buy theirs, it will taste horrible. (Most of their produce does anyways because it is grown in a science lab.) I just want to remember the way it tasted in my childhood - tangy, tart, sweet, and completely exotic.

Rauf said...

Thank you Ethel
I was not aware of wild pomegranate and I never knew they were grown in the lab over there.
Here we have pesticide problem, organic farming is catching up, no fertilisers are used, but they are very expensive. I am very cynical about this whole organic farming hype, because this is the way things were grown for thousands of years, I don't understand what is new about it, it is just that science is rectifying the blunders it commits.

sonal said...

i have eaten a whole pomegranate once when i was a little girl and was sick. the doc recommended it.. i still think of it as generously good for sick people fruit. but i am also lazee.i wait for my aaji to peel it. i love the post-- Punica granatum- is perfect.

Rauf said...

EEEEEEEE Sundar Sonal, Its like Horlicks. I hate it. When ever we visited a sick person in a hospital mom used to carry a bottle of Horlicks. Horlicks for sick people stayed stuck on my mind.

You can't defeat me sonal. I eat what is easy to eat. I don't eat fruits which involves labour. sis my niece peel it for me. I am the king of the lazyland.

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