Dried Pomegranate

Punica granatum
Donated by Judith Quittner Seizys

Weight: 158 g
Diameter: 10 cm

Dehydrated pomegranate

This dried pomegranate holds the distinction of being the heaviest specimen in The Dehydrated Food Museum’s collection. It feels hard—almost as if it were made of wood. When shaken, its seeds can be heard rattling inside.

In its dehydrated state, this specimen has retained a significant amount of its rich maroon pigment. Pomegranate peel is high in tannins which act as a preservative and may explain how gracefully this pomegranate has aged. (Tannins cause those who eat it to pucker, and thus help protect the plant from predators.)  NEXT >

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