Please see the real pomegranate here
When I was young, I used to see pomegranates as ingredients in recipe books and I've always wondered how they looked like. I am not sure if this is now available in the Philippines but I've never seen one myself in the Philippines. I've been here for over a decade now and I have never thought about buying them. Last weekend, curiosity got the better of me.
I bought one and tasted it. My husband who is always afraid to taste something foreign did not even touch this. My kids did. Well it tasted like kiwi. The seeds are like kiwi's. However, I think I liked kiwi better.
"The wide fruit is crowned at the base by the prominent calyx. The tough, leathery skin or rind is typically yellow overlaid with light or deep pink or rich red. The interior is separated by membranous walls and white, spongy, bitter tissue into compartments packed with sacs filled with sweetly acid, juicy, red, pink or whitish pulp or aril. In each sac there is one angular, soft or hard seed".
I would not want to buy this like I buy apples and oranges. It's just not my kind of fruit.