Pomegranate

Pomegranate (anar) is an extremely versatile fruit. It is used in a multitude of ways in the Indian kitchen ranging from a variety of condiments, marinades, breads (parathas) and even in desserts (fruit salad). Ground dried pomegranate seeds (anar dana) are also specifically used in various commercial spice blends that are particularly used for chaats. Pomegranate has recently become quite popular in western diets due to its high nutritional content, particularly with regards to its high potency antioxidants, and one can find pomegranate juice at a number of supermarkets and health food stores. I wanted to share the following pictures with you to demonstrate the versatility of this amazing fruit.

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