They grow on bushes, sort of tiny trees, and are in season here in the US from November through February.
Did you know before they bear fruit, they bloom with a large red flower? In some regions, viewed as an ornamental bush. That although they are grown now in Arizona and dry areas of southern California, they hail from ancient Persia (modern day Iraq/Iran). See? They are exotic.
I like pomegranates as garnish, with cheese on a cheese plate, sprinkled on desserts or in them, on Greek yogurt in the morning, in salads and in drinks.
Like this pear, spinach and pomegranate salad. Or doesn’t this pomegranate and broccoli salad below look fantastic? You can check out the recipe at this link.
Pomegranates have slight ridges. Can you see them in this picture?
Drain the water through a strainer and set your piles and piles of pomegranate seeds on paper towels.
How about you? Do you have a favorite way to enjoy pomegranates?