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Where to buy pomegranate seeds/sauce?

This was a highlight of our trip to Barrio. It was mixed into the guac and some other dishes. Can one buy it like other ready fruit?

More specifically, can one buy the fruit/seeds without the plant? I have no room to plant, otherwise this would be a great choice.

Thoughts?

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  1. Trader Joe's carries pomegranate seeds. They're packaged like blueberries and sit next to them on the same shelf.

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    1. re: silverbear

      Giado's World Market, Dobson/Guadalupe, also has, along w/pomegranate syrup, molasses, etc. I think LeeLee's does, too.

      1. re: silverbear

        I was at the Town and Country TJ's earlier today and did not see the pomegranate seeds in the usual place. They may be out of stock. Items tend to come and go at TJ's.

        1. re: silverbear

          They are just so dan expensive: for a little plastic 5.3 oz it's $4.29. I am SOOO addicted to these, that I end up buying, anywhere from 12-15 at a time, becuz, they r so small. I mean, I have actually paid over $65.00 - to Amazon I go. My daughter just cannot believe that I spend such amount of $$$$ for this. I don't blame her!!

        2. TJ's also carries pomegranate syrup, which according to the label is just reduced pom juice--look in the oil & vinegar section. Also, I know I've seen big bottles of pom syrup and juice in Middle Eastern groceries (e.g., Haji Baba in Tempe) in the past.

          1. i see it alot at phx ranch market in the produce section :)

            1. Do you have Costco in your area? I've seen pomegranate seeds sold in bulk at Costco in Southern California.

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              1. re: katkoupai

                OMG - will go go to look. Thanxs much ***

              2. I've bought seeds at both Trader Joe's and Costco. I've been happier with the Costco ones, the Trader Joe's once seemed to go bad quicker. Don't know if either is carrying them right now? Usually more of a winter item.

                I've seen the whole fruit at Giado's as mentioned...never just the seeds though? Haven't been in for a few weeks so don't know if he has them right now(but when date season arrives come back for a visit - he always has the best Medjools for sale up at the counter! )

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                1. re: ziggylu

                  Oh, Medjools! They could be the perfect fruit.

                  1. re: ziggylu

                    TJ's didn't have them in stock this weekend.

                    1. re: tastyjon

                      You might be hard pressed to find them fresh now...I think the season is over? It usually peaks around the holidays...

                  2. Pomegranat paste/molasses is definitely convenient, but really, if you want the seeds or juice, peeling a pomegranate isn't difficult or messy at all if you know the trick:

                    Put slits in the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom, one each down the front, back and each side. Submerge it completely in a pot of cold water. Peel it underwater, then pull apart the seeds. The skin and pith will float to the top so they're easily discarded, and the seeds will all sink. Drain and enjoy. It takes two minutes, tops, and when they're in season its cheaper than getting them prepacked and tastier and more nutritious than getting them packed in syrup in a jar.

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                    1. re: hatless

                      Do, however, make sure you're wearing something that is either dark-colored, or that you don't mind ruining. Pomegranate juice stains everything it touches, from your fingers to your mouth to your clothing...and while it helps to peel them underwater, it's difficult to emerge completely unscathed.

                      For syrup, I'd be sorely tempted to just buy a bottle of juice and simmer it down a bit.

                    2. i have bought online before, they hare dried, ground and mollasses, as its used alot in indian cooking,

                      www.indianfoodandspices.co.uk

                      www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/pomegranat...

                      www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/pomegranat...

                      www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/powdered-a...