There is a good reason why the pomegranate is one of the most expensive fruits, first of all, it is a superfood hence used all over the world by the health community for its outstanding nutrient density. Interestingly enough, the pomegranate is mentioned often in ancient Biblical text, leading many scholars to think that it could possibly  have been the forbidden fruit in The Garden of Eden.

 Secondly, it is very delicious and can be eaten as is, used in gourmet salads and is also used industrially to make high-end condiments. It is my favorite ingredient in a signature BBQ spare ribs recipe, pomegranate molasses.

 The fruit is quite difficult to grow. Trees take 3-4 years to bear fruit which are often attacked by birds and insects, who are clearly aware of this particular nature’s treat. The trees also do not bear a lot of fruit.

 Pomegranates are a worthwhile buy; they have been proven a great antioxidant which simply put, means they help prevent many types of cancers.

Pomegranates are available on order from Mboga Masters at 300/- per piece.

Chef Kahonge