It is an interesting thing, really. How travel can bless us with opportunities to try different foods and cultural dishes. In Edmonton, we would enjoy the occasional pomegranate, but we never really got into the habit of eating them because as the food shopper in the family, I always saw them as an expensive exotic fruit. We stuck to our staple of apples and bananas, and our seasonal favourites of blueberries and strawberries.
In Spain and Morocco, we ate a plenitude of oranges. We enjoyed the refreshing sweetness of oranges as our snack and desert, buying a bagful of them every time we shopped for groceries.
In Turkey, pomegranates are our fruit of choice. Ever since we arrived, we’ve been enamoured by these sweet crimson gems. We just can’t get enough of these melt in your mouth sunbursts of vitamin C and antioxidants. The kids devour these seeds like candy! Pomegranates have fast become our family’s favourite snack food over popcorn. They’re just as crunchy, but comes with an added kick of sweet juicy freshness -so very addictive!
I wonder what other fruit we’ll come to love once we start crossing borders again?