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What's in season? Pomegranates

October 31, 2009 |  6:02 am

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Join L.A. Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons in cooking through the seasons. It's your guide to what's fresh now at the market -- and what to do with it once you get home:

What's fresh now? Pomegranates. Sweet and tangy as they are, pomegranates are undoubtedly the "un-convenience" fruit. Few other foods demand as much of the eater. Not only do you have to break through that tough, leathery outer shell, but then you have to pry apart the pith to get to the delicious, though admittedly seedy, edible parts.

Click here for an easy way to clean a pomegranate, and some recipes for putting them to good use.

Photo credit: Larry Crowe / Associated Press 

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