To shake up my daily fruit intake I like getting tubs of freeze dried fruit to stash in my desk at work.
I noticed this weekend that Just Tomatoes has new-to-me varieties at the grocery store: pomegranate, blackberry, and apricot. I splurged and bought a little tub of pomegranate. According to the packaging, one small 3oz tub is the equivalent of 8 pomegranates.
What do they taste like?
The freeze dried pomegranates look like dried rose hips, being the pretty shade of pink they are. They’re crunchy -still have their seeds inside. They are sweet with a little bit of tang at the end. Their taste is a bit more concentrated, more distinct. In this fruit form they taste a bit more floral than pomegranate juice does.
What can you do with them?
I’m eating them out of hand with almonds- which serve as a nice crunchy mix.
I can easily imagine these being mixed into:
- homemade granola,
- chocolate bark,
- caramel corn.
- candied nuts
- and being ground up to coat pomegranate truffles!
Check out the recipes on the Just Tomatoes website for their dried pomegranates. From rice pudding, to cole slaw… I think these crunchies are going to find their way into my yogurt and salads.