October 11, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
There are those who theorize that the Garden of Eden's forbidden fruit was a pomegranate (the name after all, means, seeded apple), not an actual apple. We've tasted pomegranates; we know how tempting they are; we aren't in any position to refute this theory. Truth is, had the inhabitants of the Garden known of the superior health benefits of pomegranates, they may have given in to temptation even faster.
Trader Joe's Jumbo Pomegranates are as tempting as those from the original Garden must have been. They're really big (about 3.5 inches in diameter), filled with hundreds of juicy red arils, which in turn are filled with edible seeds. Getting to the seeds can be a messy endeavor – it's worth it, though, once you taste the fresh, juicy, ruby-red jewels within. (The rinds can actually be useful in their own way, should you be inclined to devote your time to complex craft projects.*) Enjoy them as healthy snacks, sprinkle them over everything from salads and cereal to oatmeal and ice cream. You'll no doubt enjoy our price of $1.99 for each ripe, ready-to-break-into Pomegranate – talk about tempting!
* The ancient Romans used pomegranate rinds as a kind of leather – just think of how many pomegranates you’d have to un-seed just to make a pair of gladiator sandals!