This is a writing challenge. I could simply say pomegranate and move on. But I really had to think about this. I eat a lot of fruit, especially since I live in Ecuador. I would probably eat more except the mercados do not sell fresh fruit and if they do I just can’t eat that much and then it tends to over ripen.
My purchase of fruit centers around convenience and waste. Convenience because the watermelons do not fit well on a bus and waste because I made a pact with myself to buy only what I will use. I am fond of granadillas that is in the pomegranate family.
Pomegranates are much work. They taste bitter, you have to remove a ton of seeds and the color stains anything it contacts. I read that the pomegranate has health benefits. In my mind I see a pomegranate farmer trying to unload this nasty tasty fruit and using a copy writer to hype beneficial benefits.
But as I think about disliked fruits, I really don’t have but the one. I have favorite, I would eat more except for convenience. The convenience issue is something I will reconsider.
My deceased wife was a magician with food. She would present a fruit platter that you didn’t want to eat because the way she presented it was a work of art; a watermelon with shape, fruit layered in colors, fruit mixed with shrimp on a boat. Now I miss her.
But pomegranates I have eaten and will eat if the chef does the work, makes it sweet and presentable.