Fall Fruits: The Pomegranate
This is the season when pomegranate trees proudly display their round red fruits that almost look like Christmas ornaments. I took this photo of one I saw a block from home on my November 1 walk. You can expand it by opening it in a new tab.
A lot of people in my county grow these trees. There is even a grove of neglected pomegranate trees on our church property beside an old house that isn't used much anymore. The trees still produces fruit . This fruit adds color to the fall season, in which most of the color begins to come from trees, rather than flowers.
I have been tempted to get a tree myself, but I don't know how to eat the nutritious fruit. It's full of antioxidents, one of which is Vitamin C, and I like the flavor of the pulp around the seeds. I hadn't realized until now that the seeds are edible and add fiber to one's diet. But you still have to remove the seeds from the bitter white membrane to enjoy them. I'm pretty lazy about doing that.
Do you enjoy eating pomegranates?
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