Pomegranates are a Biblical fruit, with visual imagery and symbolism up the wahzoo.
Truth be told, it is a gorgeous piece of fruit. It truly is.
Poetry is written about, heck, Alef Bet even made jewelry out of it! See the photo above. Rose 14k gold set with brilliantly shining rubies. Drop-dead gorgeous.
But, let’s talk reality. It is so hard to open, peel and eat that is it really worth the trouble?
There is a tree in my backyard loaded with pomegranates. Remind me to look for a picture. The fruit is so loaded on the tree, it touches the floor. No joke. The squirrels adore it, and last year the tree-rats were in heaven. For some reason, they left this year. Guess they found a sweeter home.
Really, why was this tasty and healthy-full of nutrients- fruit so hard to eat!!!
To peel it is a challenge, to seed it –OMG! See this bowl below, time consuming mess. The clean up was a disaster. I have to wear an apron so my clothes won’t stain.
But, this next picture below is great. Maybe my favorite of all. The shot is set up, the coloring is phenomenal and the juice…. the burgundy shade is perfect and the sprig of rosemary in it….. should I go on? You know there is a splash of liquor in there too, right? Then glance back up at my mess.
That is a real picture.
Anyhow, my fruit is organic.
Back to the beauty of pomegranates though in all reality…
It does make gorgeous jewelry, right?