Pomegranate, A Delicious and Nutritious Fruit

Pictures are cleaned pomegranate seeds in a stainless steel collainder over a white bowl.
Pomegranates grow well in California.

 

A pomegranate fruit was one of my favorites as a child and still is. It is so delicious, worth the effort it takes to peel.I f you put one in a bowl or sink of water, it is less messy and also easier to peel. You can thank my aunt for that piece of advice. She uses them in a particular salad that she serves. Recently I read something about the pomegranate seeds being very good for you.  They have large quantities of antioxidants also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up picture of a cleaned pomegranate seeds in a thin stainless steel weaved colainder, over a white bowl.
Pomegranates taste great!

 

 

 

I found this site which I found to be very well made.   If you have never had a pomegranate, this would be a very helpful site.

http://www.pomegranates.org

 

 

 

 

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Persimmons a Winter Fruit

Apparently there are two types of persimmons the kind you cook with and the kind that you eat like a fruit.  They are also called astringent and non astringent, the latter are the kind that you can eat.  They are in between and an apple and a pear, and but with more texture similar to the tomato. Below are pictures that I took of some persimmons at my Aunt’s house over Thanksgiving. 
The astringent type has high levels of tannins.  You can taste what tannin is if you peel a dark grape and eat the skin alone.  That is the taste of tannin, which is also in wines.  So when there is high tannin the taste is more bitter, and therefore the astringent persimmons need to be very very ripe, or you just cook and bake with them.   Persimmons are a beautiful color, you can find the persimmon trees full of fruit in the winter.

Persimmons are a winter fruit in California and are bright yellow to bright orange.
Persimmons.
Basket of persimmons for decoration at Thanksgiving.

Persimmon fruit is a winter fruit.
Persimmons grow in the wintertime.
Persimmons given to my Aunt by one of her friends.
Persimmon from the Sacramento area.
Beautiful bright yellow meyer lemons from Chico, CA.

Lemons

Lemons are the most wonderful fruit.  Close up of a perfect yellow lemon with the green leaves in a bowl with more lemons.
Beautiful lemons.


Lemons are finally in season in California. We are so spoiled here. It is so nice not to buy lemons. Thanks to all my friends for the free lemons! I have enough for hummus all month long and to make lemon sugar cookies for the holiday’s.