Eat The Seeds. You probably don’t know that pomegranate seeds are edible because only five percent of Americans have ever even tried a pomegranate, as reported by David Armstrong in Forbes (2/2/04). That’s pretty sad for a fruit that’s been around since 3000 B.C. The pomegranate’s stock is rising, however, because, according to Mintel’s Global New Product Database, some 59 new pomegranate products were introduced last year. One of the hottest is a pomegranate drink called Pom Wonderful, said to be “the fastest-growing drink in the premium refrigerated juice market.” Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver are also working pomegranates into their recipes, and an uptick in pomegranate seeds on salads and deserts has been noted at upscale restaurants.
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