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Old 06-04-21, 10:24 PM
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Pomegranate Molasses

Hi, for those living stateside and down south, have you ever seen any 'merican made pomegranate molasses or paste (without any sugar added)? This stuff should be considered a concentrate, basically the juice minus most of the water. I know it exists from other countries, but the USA?
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Reading the description, this stuff is made domestically from CA grown organic pomegranates. But don't take my word for it. Personally, for syrup I make my own elderberry syrup from dehydrated organic berries or fresh berries in season because they grow wild around here. Fresh pomegranate in season we put on salads.
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We’ve got a pomegranate tree that produces enough fruit to make a bunch of juice. I started making jelly years ago and my wife does it now. Makes a great gift at Christmas time. We do buy the syrup at the local Indian grocery. I wonder why more people don’t use the fruit in their cooking. It’s the perfect tree for my hometown, no water or any care required. A little pruning after the fruit is harvested is about it. People see the fruit in the store and it’s expensive and they don’t know what to do with it. When we were kids it was fun to throw and watch it splat. I’m grown up now.
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Nice. The pomegranate that makes it out here to corn and soybean country mostly comes from the Central Valley, CA. I gather from your post the commercial growers ("Big Pomegranate") don't have to invest in much irrigation like some of the more thirsty crops grown out there?
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I have Al Wadi brand from Lebanon. It contains sugar.
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Reading the description, this stuff is made domestically from CA grown organic pomegranates. But don't take my word for it. Personally, for syrup I make my own elderberry syrup from dehydrated organic berries or fresh berries in season because they grow wild around here. Fresh pomegranate in season we put on salads.
this is really cool, i think. they grow around here, too
i've been making my own for years. the first time i'd used it was over ten years ago. bought some from the nutrition store i work at when i developed bronchitis/flu. all the flu symptoms disappeared within the next two days, but was left with the chest congestion and a deep cough for a week or so. anyway, i took other stuff along with the syrup, but it inspired me to start making my own. saves a lot of money, i tell you!! i haven't had to make any since the covid thing started (which i didn't have), and i haven't been sick since. but, if i ever do start feeling "something" developing, i just make and take it until i feel it's passed. the stuff is fantastic and i do wish more people would divest themselves of it. it's been incredibly well studied

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it's been incredibly well studied
would you please reference studies that found it definitely is a beneficial treatment for the flu?
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
would you please reference studies that found it definitely is a beneficial treatment for the flu?
you can either google it or check out some books. the research is out there.
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
you can either google it or check out some books. the research is out there.
Hippocrates liked Sambucus, but he's dead
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Hippocrates liked Sambucus, but he's dead
?

Mark Twain is dead too.

It might be a bit of a stretch, but I think everyone is dead who lived before 1890.

8200 people a day die in the USA on average, about 1/4 of them from iotragenesis.
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
you can either google it or check out some books. the research is out there.
Yes, it works very well. Sambucol is one manufacturer. No side effects (aside from a quick return to health). I had read that you need to process the berries in order to make them edible. How do you go about doing that without de-naturing the beneficial compounds therein?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have Al Wadi brand from Lebanon. It contains sugar.
Yes, it is quite common in many parts of the world. I used to buy the Iranian stuff but thanks to heavy sanctions it drove the price up. Places like "The Stans" regions and Azerbaijan produce tonnes of this stuff, and it's cheap (there). Just a matter of finding it imported locally. If I lived in a climate where I could grow my own I'd be all over it, that, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
Yes, it works very well. Sambucol is one manufacturer. No side effects (aside from a quick return to health). I had read that you need to process the berries in order to make them edible. How do you go about doing that without de-naturing the beneficial compounds therein?
sambucol is the brand i'd first used
to process, apparently like so many other plants...food or medicine
https://backyardforager.com/elderberries/
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