Monday, December 20, 2010


Which of the two pomegranates below is sweeter? Is it the yellow one? Or could it be the red one? 

I bought the yellow pomegranate, imported from Spain, during my recent MAHA exhibition trip, for RM5.00. The other one, the Californian Red, was purchased at a shopping complex in Bangi for RM3.99.


It is quite obvious that the Californian pomegranate has a more vibrant color. And the fruit looks more attractive and appealing. But you might like the Spanish pomegranate better, although it has a less striking color and costs you more.

Anyway, can you judge their sweetness by merely looking at their looks?


Kakzakie Purvit said...

Assalamualaikum cikgu,

I remember last 2 years back when form Madinah to Jeddah Airport I bought few of the red one. At Jeddah the size is quiet big and I can't even finish (one pc)till we reach airport. I enjoy the taste....

Temuk said...

Wa'alaikumussalam KAKZAKIE

Those might be imported from the United States. After all, Saudi is a close ally of the USA. It's nice to know that you enjoyed them, and I guess they must be sweet. Have a great day!

Hajah Zainab bt Abdullah said...

Assalamualaikum Temuk,

Wow..this is the fruit that I always crave for during my pregnancy days..years ago...and I am still very much in love with this pomegranates or delima. I read in an article that this fruit is good as it contains anti oxidant..etc..unfortunately I cannot remember them!
I usually find the yellow ones in the market...nowadays they are available all year round.

Temuk said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Hjh Zainab
Just curious how you managed to get the delima idaman for all the pregnancies.... It shouldn't be a problem for all expectant mothers now as the fruits are available in many supermarkets.

So, you like the yellow ones. They are sweeter, right? Yes, I had read several writings too that pointed out the good things that delima could do to our body. Ceria selalu!

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, Pomegranate is an ancient fruits and it is said to have medicinal value and could even cure high blood pressure and cancer. It is said that it is best turned into juice and take it as a drink; since eating the fruits is a rather difficult one.

Have a nice day.

Temuk said...

You are right. It looks like many have written articles about the high medicinal value of the pomegranate fruit. I find pomegranate juice, especially if it is chilled, very refreshing. Of the two varieties that I have shown in my entry, the Californian Red is a bit sour, but as far as I know, Americans generally like it better than the sweet variety. Have you got pomegranate trees around your house?

Ceria selalu!

ckLah @xiiinam said...

Hari tu kami terkejut, masa tengah makan buah delima dari Mekah, tiba-tiba anak saudara yang berumur 4 tahun berkata:

"ckLaaaaaah, nak buah desatu tu!"

....rupa-rupanya dia ingat ada buah desatu, dedua, detiga... delima... delapan.


Temuk said...

Salam ckLah

Pintarlah si anak sdra tu.
Terfikir macam tu dia!

Kalau 'desatu' tak ada, beri yg 'dedua' pun tak mengapa. Jgn beri dedua yg Jawa punya, 'deloro', sebab memakannya menyebabkan lara di jiwa. Howalahhh ... ngomong opo iki, pamane?

Delima Mekah yang dimakan tu agaknya dari negara manalah sebenarnya?

Abu Aiman said...

It is a very nutritious fruit indeed.
I believe its look does not represent the taste. Selalu juga limau yang keremot dan tak cantik lebih manis daripada yg berkulit licin dan bersih.

ahmad humairi said...


Proverb states that "Do not judge a book by its cover" we easily fooled.

... but both of them look nice.

sahromnasrudin said...

assalamualaikum temuk..

it was superb to see all the's not easy to see them nowadays. i hope one day i will meet u..may Allah bless u all the time..aminnn..

Azian Elias said...

Salam Temuk,

masa ngandung anak no 2, saya suka sangat makan buah delima ni. Now, anak2 saya selalu request buah ni. Tapi mahal kan..

Hjh Noralenna Abbas said...

Serupa tapi tak sama,
Sama tapi tak serasa.

Al-Manar said...

Where is the rigin of this fruit? I see this in Malaysia even from my childhood days, but they are generally small and comparatively of poorer quality. Those sold in Mecca are probably imported, aren't they?

Temuk said...

I agree with you totally. The looks of a fruit does not necessarily reflect its taste. And some people do not worry about appearance - they don't mind eating fruits that are over-ripe, or keremot, as long as these fruits have the taste that they prefer.

Temuk said...

Salam Cikgu Humairi
Yes, both of them look nice. The yellow Spanish pomegranate is sweeter, while the other, the Californian Red, is quite sour. But, I guess it's a matter of preference: some like the sweet one while others prefer the sour type.

Temuk said...


Imported pomegranates are normally found in big supermarts such as Jaya Jusco, Cold Storage, and Tesco. Insya-Allah ketemu nanti.

Temuk said...

Salam YAN

Ala, ngapa Yan makan delima masa tu? Kot pisang atau betik ke, kan murah sikit, hihihi. Tak mengapalah mahal sikit. Pasal anak-anak kita ni selalu kalah, kan?

Temuk said...

Salam Hjh Nora

Ngapa boleh jadi gitu, ya?

Yalah, kita jadi jadi tukang makannya pun, rambut sama hitam, hati lain-lain. Kembar seiras pun boleh jadi amat berbeza gaya-perangai masing-masing. Tapi kekadang pula, yang rambut berlainan warna, boleh jadi sehati sejiwa.

Temuk said...


There is a long & good write-up about the pomegranate plant in "Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia" in the internet. Apparently, the plant is native to the Iranian Plateau & the Himalayas in Northern India. But it is widely grown in many parts of the world today. I believe most of those pomegranates or 'seeded apples' (Latin, pomum granatus) sold in Mecca are from the USA. Have a nice day!

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Temuk said...

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