Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Buah Delima @ Pomegranate...


Delima is Ruby in the Malay language. So I believe the reason this fruit is call Delima is because the seed of this fruit is exactly like the Ruby stone. The Pomegranate by itself look like any ordinary fruit but it is only when you break opened it that you see the glittering seed that looks like Ruby. If it is your first time seeing this fruit and had not seen the seed before then you would not take a second look at the fruits itself. It is not that appealing like the Apples the Pears the Grapes the Papaya or the Mangoes. It looks rather plain. It is only when you see the inside that you would always get attracted to this fruit.

I am not sure about you but normally I would buy it. It is not that I love to eat it but simply because this fruit often lure me to take it home. In most cases I end buying it. How does one really enjoy this fruits; I must confessed I do not really know, other then eat or suck the Ruby like seeds one by one, enjoying the sweet juice and spit the stone out. And if you are not careful you would end with staining your cloths while eating it.

I once watch a TV program of a farmer in Australia who plant this wonderful fruit tree lamenting that no one really know what this fruit is really use for. But almost everyone who saw the inside of this fruit would have an instant liking to it. Anyway the farmer says that the best thing to do with this fascinating Ruby like seeds of the fruit is to turn it into juice and use it either as a drink or as an add-on in the making of cakes.

Well folks whatever it is this fruits is still a mystery to me. Perhaps there are others out there who could enlighten us as to the real purpose of this wonder of a fruit. The Delima or Pomegranate is such a mystic of a fruit. The seeds like the Ruby do have sort of a power of attraction that made you want to take it home. Above is an image of this fruit as seen through the Macro Lens. It sure looks juicy and appealing. How can one not be tempted and not take it home I wonder! Have a nice day.

23 comments:

Howard said...

Pak Idrus,

I also share your fascination with the pomegranate fruit. Every since a friend from Iran (now a US citizen) introduced me to the fruit about ten years ago, I've been in love with it! And you're right, we need to be careful when eating the seeds! The juice stains!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Salam, Pak Idrus! The pomegranate is a highly attractive fruit. The Hindus believe that it is one of Lord Ganesha's favourite foods. The Chinese believe that planting pomegranate trees outside or by your front door brings luck. As children, we used to eat the fruits and spit the seeds everywhere. Looking back on it, I feel sorry for what our white school uniform shirts had to go through!

NanaDJ said...

Pak Idrus,
In Saudi and in Egypt, they turn the fruit into juice. There they call it "roman" with ah sound and not Roman (inhabitants of Rome). I Quran, there are mention of the fruit apart from grapes,olives and dates.
Do you know that the seeds are dried and then turned into powder form to be used in Arabic as well as Punjabi cuisines. The skin are dried and used for medicinal purpose. You must eat the seed as well. I was told that the fruit is full of antioxidant and can be eaten by itself, in desserts or as one of the ingredients in salads.

Pak Idrus said...

Howard, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this amazing fruits that we seem to know very little about.

And it look like this posting is getting attention and some folks have already given additional information that are useful for the understanding of the fruits.

Well, the color is so tempting and I guess that is one reason we love it.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the fruit.

I have always been curious about this fruit and wonder why we seem not to know much about it. It is not as tasty like the apple, grape, papaya but still we would buy and eat it.

Like your comment, others are contributing more information about this fruits and with that we are now more knowledgeable about it.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

NanaDJ, thanks for the visit and sharing your valuable thoughts on this amazing fruits that we know very little.

It is information like your contributes that would made us to understand more about what nature had to offer, especially on this one fruit that most of the time we just took for granted and eat it away.

Your information about the usefulness of the seeds and the skin is much appreciated. It is the exchange of information and idea like this that made life so wonderful.

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and with that we especially Me now know more about this fruit.

Your contribution in my blog is much appreciated.

Have a nice day.

armouris said...

info tentang khasiat delima kat sini - Delima Cerahkan Kulit

Pak Idrus said...

armouris, thanks for the visit and the info. Have a nice day.

Sharifah said...

Pak Idrus, it's interesting to read your post about the pomegranate and also the other information about it that has been shared here.

I'm also attracted to the color of the seeds, and the pomegranate tree is a beautiful tree. Actually, I wanted to buy one in spring this year; it was quite pricey, about US$100 for a small tree. At that price, I better make sure that I find a good spot in the garden where it can grow!

Pak Idrus said...

Sharifah, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

So you want to plant a tree and it would have cost you US$100.00. Well I think it would be wise to try grow it from the seed. Buy a well ripen one and sow the seed. It may work if the climate is right.

I have a small grape plant that I had just planted and it would be fun to see it grow. I bought a seedling for less the RM10.00.

Anyway why not try as I had suggested. Maybe it would works in California. And if it works who knows it could be the beginning of a business venture.

Have a nice day.

Lawrence said...

Can the seeds be eaten?

Pak Idrus said...

Lawrence, thanks for the visit. I believe if one chewed it, it could be eaten. It is almost impossible to separate the flesh and the seed if you want to enjoy the flesh and turned it into juice. Try it and I believe you would enjoyed it.

Have a nice day.

sjohnny said...

I recently tried the Pomegranate fruits and instantly fell in love with them.

I collected the seeds and glad to say, they are germinating well so far.

For yr info, the Pomegranate fruits I bought was imported from India.

Can anyone please advise me if our climate is suitable for Pomegranate plants? Are there any successful plantings in Malaysia so far.

I know there are existing "local" pomegranate plants but they are much smaller and not as juicy and sweet as compared to the imported ones.

Your view and advise would be most appreciated.

Thank you

Johnny

Pak Idrus said...

sjohnny, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Pomegranate does not grow well in the tropic although it would grow but the fruits would be small. This fruits is native to the Mediterranean climate, thus it grow well in those area where there is less humidity. It is said to contain medicinal value and use to cure many sickness. Most folk would turn it into juice for drinking or to use in in making cakes.

Have a nice day.

sjohnny said...

Well. Thanks for yr prompt response.

I spoke to a few " experts " in fruit trees planting and had received mixed feedback from them.

Was told there are successful "imported" pomegranate trees planted but with slightly smaller fruits but taste as good as the imported ones.

Would appreciate if anyone can post any photo of such trees in this blog.

You have a good day too

Johnny

Pak Idrus said...

sjohnny, thanks for the return visit and sharing your thoughts on this subject.

Read this from a friend blog: http://nukilan-temuk.blogspot.com/2010/12/two-pomegranates.html

Have a nice day.

Haqimi al djazairiya said...

Aasalamualaikum pak Idruce..
saya ada menanam beberaoa(9) pokok delima saya hasil semaian sendiri buah yg dieli dari Pasar sabtu...nampaknya climate kat terengganu yang kdg2 suam kdg2 panas dal lembabmni sesuai utk pertumbuhan anak pokok deiam saya....find me on FB...HAQIMI AL DJAZAIRIYA.

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Wen Hao said...

Hi Pak Idrus,

May i know where can i find buah delima farm around selangor area or perak area.

Pak Idrus said...

-frk-, Thanks for the visit. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Wen Hao, thanks for the visit. The pomegranate or Buah Delima is not a tropical fruit thus I do not believe there are any farm/orchard in Malaysia that grow this fruits. Some folks do grow it in their backyard but the fruits are mostly not as good as the imported one.

The one sold in supermarket or retail shop or market are all imported. So far I have not seen any local one. I always buy the imported one.

Have a nice day.

menyampah said...

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Pak Idrus said...

menyampah, thanks for the visit and sharing the link.

Have a nice day.