Welcome to the first month of our new Discoveries at the Jungle program! We’re kicking things off by featuring products from the wide world of pomegranate, with offerings we have throughout Jungle Jim’s International Market! Did you miss our new program announcement, including the launch of our Discovery Boxes? Click here for more info!
What are pomegranates?
Pomegranates come from a small fruit bearing tree or shrub that originated in the modern day region of Iran, which were grown all the way to modern day India. Pomegranates have been cultivated since ancient times through the Mediterranean region, but have spread through Spain, the Middle East, Africa, Korea, Japan, and, eventually, the United States.
The fruit itself is somewhere in between a lemon and a grapefruit in size. You don’t actually eat the whole fruit, you eat the seeds, which are surrounded by a pulpy liquid. The seed coating will range from a deep red to a purple color and has a similar shape to a corn kernel. They are super juicy and can be very messy, so be careful when snacking on these delicious fruits!
How do you prepare pomegranates?
To open the pomegranate you can cut it with a knife or score it before splitting it open. Separate the seeds from the pulp by hand or use a spoon or knife. If you freeze it the seeds will come out a little easier and it will be less messy overall. Or take a look at the video above for an even easier way!
Check out our other Discoveries at the Jungle Pomegranate Month Features!
Ziyad Pomegranate Sauce and Made by Mavis Pomegranate-Pinot Noir Jelly
Cheri’s Desert Harvest Jelly Candies and Vosges Goji & Pomegranate Chocolate Bars
St. Dalfour Pomegranate Fruit Spread and Frontera Chipotle Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa
Fischer & Wieser Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce and Angry Goat Hot Sauce
Sadaf Pomegranate Concentrate and Cheri's Desert Harvest Pomegranate Syrup
Twinings Pomegranate Tea and OKF Pomegranate Drink
Laxmi Anardana Seeds and LorAnn Pomegranate Flavoring
POM Pomegranate Juice
Demos on Demand Recipe: Salmon With Pomegranate Salad
New Discovery Box!
Note: The Discovery Box is a selection of Pomegranate items from our Discoveries at the Jungle program. The box does not contain every item featured and not every box is the same.