21 December 2005
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.
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 !