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Old 05-16-2011, 09:28 PM
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Swallow pomegranate seeds?

I always have, after I chew the pulp off I just swallow the seed. I think others do too, but I recently got some dried ones fom Trader Joe's (pretty good) and it's different. Which is why I got to thinking.
Do other people swallow the seeds, and is it okay? I would assume they'd pass right through, but my system isn't what it used to be.
Any opinions out there in SDMB land?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:39 PM
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I normally spit 'em. No real reason why.
Old 05-16-2011, 09:44 PM
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I've never had dried pomegranate seeds, but I've always swallowed the fresh ones.

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:45 PM
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I've never (purposely) swallowed the seeds.
Old 05-16-2011, 10:12 PM
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I swallow 'em, sometimes whole and sometimes chewed. No problems.
Old 05-16-2011, 10:34 PM
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No you can suck the juice. If you eat them, then you have to spend half the year being Pluto's bitch
Old 05-16-2011, 10:40 PM
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Sometimes I spit out the fresh seeds, sometimes I just eat them because it is easier. Put fresh seeds and Camembert cheese on your favorite cracker and insert into mouth. Mmm....
Old 05-16-2011, 10:43 PM
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I've always chewed and swallowed them. Not like there's a bad taste to them or anything, and trying to get off all the fruit around it just to spit it out seems too tedious.
Old 05-16-2011, 10:54 PM
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Has anyone here ever roasted them like pumpkin seeds? Will that work?
Old 05-16-2011, 10:56 PM
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Just don't eat 'em in Hades, or you'll never get out.



Seriously -- do you undersyand the point of fruit and seeds? Fruit is a bribe that the pant assembles so that animals will eat the fruit, seeds and all, and poop it out somewhere far away, complete with a dollop of fertilizer. It's the major ay that plants use animals top propagate and spread their progeny.

The only problem is if the seed is too big and unwieldy for your digestive tract. Pomegranate seeds shouldn't be. But leave the avocados to glyptodonts.
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Just don't eat 'em in Hades, or you'll never get out.



Seriously -- do you undersyand the point of fruit and seeds? Fruit is a bribe that the pant assembles so that animals will eat the fruit, seeds and all, and poop it out somewhere far away, complete with a dollop of fertilizer. It's the major ay that plants use animals top propagate and spread their progeny.

The only problem is if the seed is too big and unwieldy for your digestive tract. Pomegranate seeds shouldn't be. But leave the avocados to glyptodonts.
Hmmm, I wonder if the neighbors would mind if I took a dump in their back yard.
Old 05-17-2011, 08:49 AM
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No you can suck the juice. If you eat them, then you have to spend half the year being Pluto's bitch
So long as it's the Pluto who speaks Latin and not Mickey's Pluto I'm fine with it. When we argue he can yell at me in Latin and I'll yell back in Spanish.


Never had dried pomegranate seeds; eating pomegranate without eating the hard part of the seeds seems like a ridiculously big effort.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:07 PM
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Don't swallow the seed, or else a tree will grow in your stomach!
Old 05-17-2011, 12:11 PM
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I'm a spitter. Don't like crunching the hard things. I will, however, eat every part of an apple except the stem. And the skin of a mango is chewy and delicious.
Old 05-17-2011, 12:12 PM
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.....Never had dried pomegranate seeds; eating pomegranate without eating the hard part of the seeds seems like a ridiculously big effort.
This is exactly why I also eat the shell of sunflower seeds; too much damned work otherwise.
Old 05-17-2011, 12:14 PM
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I always chew them up. I've never even attempted to suck the tiny amount of juice/fruit off and spit them out, that seems like too much work!
Old 05-17-2011, 02:07 PM
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Us kuntry boys were taught to suck the seeds and spit em out. Don't guess it really matters.
Kind of like the tails on fried shrimp. Some places they catch you eatin the whole schmeer they gonna thank you wacky. I have seen that done.
Old 05-17-2011, 04:46 PM
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It never occurred to me not to eat them. They're crunchy!
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I thought that eating the seeds was the whole point of pomegranates.
Old 05-17-2011, 05:38 PM
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Interesting - I always spit them out. I thought it was a huge PITA, but figured that was what you did to get the deliciousness. Next time, I'll try eating the seeds and not going through the whole hassle. For some reason, I always had it in my head that the seeds are poisonous (which never really made sense, but I only get the craving once every couple of years, so never really thought about it).

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