1. It’s a truth universally acknowledged — that pomegranates are the world’s most wonderful fruit.
2. People all over the world have loved this deliciously red and round beauty for ages.
Pomegranates are native to Iran and Iraq, and traditionally infuse cuisines from the Middle East to the South Caucasus — and lots of delicious places in between.
4. Yes, pomegranates can be a bit strenuous to open and quick to stain anything they touch.
6. But ultimately their allure is just too hard to resist.
9. Others swear by the style of slicing off the end —
10. No matter your de-seeding style, the end result is the same: You get to bask in the fruit’s mouth-watering glory.
13. And homemade yogurt parfait.
Or yogourt, depending on your time zone.
17. Really, they taste great with just about anything, from chicken to rice to beans.
18. Because what makes pomegranates so wonderful is that everyone loves them.
And if someone says they don’t like pomegranates, then they 1) probably haven’t tried the fruit or 2) are lying.
19. Sure, pomegranates have become a bit fetishized these days, with everything from juice to jelly beans on display.
20. But on the plus side, there are now many more ways to get your pomegranate fix.
21. And there’s nothing more wonderful (and good for you) in life than a freshly-squeezed cup of ripe pomegranate juice.
- UK voters sent a massive shock through the world, overturning 40 years of British EU membership.
- Prime Minister David Cameron says he will resign by October.
- British banks got hit hard, and their European peers were hit even harder.
- Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum for Scotland is "highly likely."