Taking a leisurely stroll through Central Market’s produce department the other day with a friend at lunch, I picked up a pomegranate. I have to take out a small loan every time I buy the bottled juice. Perhaps I can juice my own?
First of all, the seeds in the one I bought were clear and slightly pink. I had read online to use a cutting board you do not care about and put on an old t-shirt because it will stain everything. This pom certainly did not have the deep maroon color that I had expected. Secondly, it took probably 30 minutes start-to-finish for a colossal 1/3 of a cup of actual lame-in-color juice.
I looks kind of like large caviar to me, a.k.a. not appetizing. This only furthered my thoughts on the fact that I am never doing this again.
So what is the deal? Was my pomegranate not ripe enough?