Yes , living in Zimbabwe it seemed to be very common, was surprised that here it is not so....I like them but find them frustrating having to pick out the seeds, of course if it is already done in a dish that's great
A lot...I grew up having bowl full of pomegranate whenever we could ! I do not like adding fresh pomegranate to any hot main dish ( I do not like mixing spices with fruit) but we do use the dried pomegranate seeds in some dishes.
Growing up, I remember sitting on the swing munching into a pomegranate from a tree in my mother's garden and spitting the seeds into the garden. Yep - I've eaten pomegranate! I'd like to know who's eaten a fruit called guava (from another tree in mum's garden!)
Oh yes! Fresh pomegranate is delicious, but time-consuming to prepare. I usually slice out thin bits of skin until I can access the seeds. I pick out each seed or, if I am lucky, a bunch of seeds. I know some people put them into a container to eat later but I eat them as they come available.
I have come across recipes calling for the seeds but they are too precious to me.
YES! Many times. In fact we had a pomegranate tree in our house when I was young which produced the most sweet and juicy pomegranates. We would share it with family & friends. I think it is the most exquisite fruit with flesh like rubies! It never ceases to amaze me with its beauty!
In addition it has a lot of health benefits - including being a blood purifier.