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The Passionate Pomegranate Co

The Passionate Pomegranate Co are trying to do for the humble pomegranate what others have done for cheese and wine in South Africa

Swellendam, Western Cape


Website www.passionatepomegranate.co.za/   

A passionate weekend...

Story by Deni Archer

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The first weekend of Spring 2012 was a passionate one. Passionate about pomegranates, that is. The Food With A Story team was invited to spend the evening in Swellendam at the luxurious and eclectically decorated Augusta de Mist, where we were introduced to the Passionate Pomegranate Co - who are being innovative with this heritage fruit.

...with a heritage fuit!

Many of us will have memories of picking pomegranates from some garden tree, hacking it open and sucking the tart juice off the delicate ruby pearls. As an experience, this process is an engaging one - once in a while. But to use the fruit more frequently, and make the most of the rich flavour, is a little more taxing. And so the fruit was delegated to the list of the exotic and impractical.

More recently, the pomegranate has made a comeback of sorts, appearing mostly as a salad garnish - little garnets peppered here and there to add some colour. But what else can be done with this gorgeous fruit? That’s what the Passionate Pomegranate company have arrived to show us. They’re doing extraordinary things; from fruit juice to reductions and syrups, they’re making the sensuous flavours available to chefs and food lovers alike.

Bringing the pomegranate to life

Our day with the products began with an afternoon cheesecake drizzled with the sweet ruby syrup at the Old Gaol cafe in Swellendam. Here we met with the farmers, a trio of brothers and their wives who have set out together to bring pomegranates back into fashion. They’ve collaborated with chef and co-owner of Augusta de Mist, Henk Klijn, to bring the pomegranate to life - by way of a six course meal using the Passionate Pomegranate products throughout.

Starting with a beetroot soup, and moving through antipasti, tittar and rice, glazed duck, sorbets, and an award-winning malva pudding (created by Augusta de Mist co-owner Michel) every course celebrated the pomegranate with style. Working wth the products excites Henk, who says, “the flavours change with what you cook and you never know what to expect”. The next morning after breakfast, we were able to taste the cooking products individually - the Ruby Syrup (light sweet reduction), the Ruby Splash (a light reduction), and the Garnet Chef (a sticky reduction). We also tried the juice and preserves.

A healthful treat

Not only are these products rich in unique flavour, they’re also somewhat of a health product. Except for the syrup, the products don’t have any added sugar, and provide a healthy way to sweeten food. Pomegranates are known for their health benefits - it’s high in antioxidants; in fact, studies have shown pomegranate juice to have at least 20% more antioxidants than other juices including grape juice, acai, and blueberry juice. It also comes out tops for polyphenols, even beating red wine!

"The sky is the limit"

The Passionate Pomegranate Co are enthusiastic about their future. As Henk says, “We can do for the humble pomegranate what others have done for cheese and wine. The sky is the limit.”

The products are available at the Neighbourgoods Market and the Stellenbosch market, online through Gourmet Cravings, and at these outlets.

Over coffee and cheescake we learn about pomegranate farming from The Passionate Pomegranate Co

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The fruits are grown and processed near Swellendam. The ariels of the fruit are lovingly removed by hand.

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We were hosted for dinner and a stay in Augusta de Mist's heritage homestead, built in 1802.

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Every detail is thought through creatively at Augusta de Mist, right down to the labels on their wine.

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Fine wine was the lubricant for passionate conversations about food.

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Pomegranate was the theme running through all of the decadent dishes cooked up by Henk. Here are some of the show stoppers: Beetroot & pomegranate soup; duck confit with pomegranate jus; tomato & pomegranate ice; malva pudding with pomegranate ice cream

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And of course, let's not forget the real stars of the show - The Passionate Pomegranate Co products

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My wife left me because i was always drinking,smoking and also very hard to her, and when i did everything to bring her back, she refused and told me it was over between us. For months i was helpless and restless because i could not get my wife back so one day as i was doing some research on the internet, i saw many testimonies on how DR BRIGHT has helped people with his spell so i immediately contacted him with his email,he told me that his spell casting is free but i will be the one to provide the items require for the casting of the spell, so i could not get it,because i have not done it before then he ask me to send the fee so that he could help me get the items needed and i did so after 12 hours he call me and said i will see my results in the next 48 hours i was like surprise 48 hours? to me is too fast but i have to believe him,today i am very glad that my wife came back to me within 48 hours just as DR BRIGHT promised me and now i strongly believe that DR BRIGHT is a God on Earth. Do you need help contact him for help via email: [templeoflightandsolutions@gmail.com] OR you can visit his webiste http://drbright.yolasite.com/ he is a great man THANKS...you can a send him a text message or give him a call +14043826974

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by synder Anderson  |   29 July 2016 01:26 AM   |   0 replies

Hello every body my name is Synder Anderson I just want to share my experience with the world on how Lord Alika help me, I got my love back and saved my marriage… I was married for 3 years with 1 kid and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and argued almost e very time… it got worse at a point that he filed for divorce I tried my best to make him change his mind & stay with me because I love him so much and don’t want to lose him but everything just didn’t work out… he moved out of the house because it was a rented apartment and still went ahead to file for divorce… I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out… I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly because I was desperate and left with no choice… He did special prayers and used his power… Within 4 days my husband called me and he said he was sorry for all the emotional pains he had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily and our kid is happy too and we are expecting our second child… and my Husband also got a new job and our lives became much better web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news..contact him on lordalikaspelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or +13217666393. web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http

how the great spell caster save my marriage

by john kelvin  |   21 July 2016 09:58 PM   |   0 replies


My wife left me because i was always drinking,smoking and also very hard to her, and when i did everything to bring her back, she refused and told me it was over between us. For months i was helpless and restless because i could not get my wife back so one day as i was doing some research on the internet, i saw many testimonies on how DR BRIGHT has helped people with his spell so i immediately contacted him with his email,he told me that his spell casting is free but i will be the one to provide the items require for the casting of the spell, so i could not get it,because i have not done it before then he ask me to send the fee so that he could help me get the items needed and i did so after 12 hours he call me and said i will see my results in the next 48 hours i was like surprise 48 hours? to me is too fast but i have to believe him,today i am very glad that my wife came back to me within 48 hours just as DR BRIGHT promised me and now i strongly believe that DR BRIGHT is a God on Earth. Do you need help contact him for help via email: [templeoflightandsolutions@gmail.com] OR you can visit his webiste http://drbright.yolasite.com/ he is a great man THANKS...

How to get your ex back

by synder Anderson  |   03 July 2016 04:59 AM   |   0 replies

Hello every body my name is Synder Anderson I just want to share my experience with the world on how Lord Alika help me, I got my love back and saved my marriage… I was married for 3 years with 1 kid and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and argued almost e very time… it got worse at a point that he filed for divorce I tried my best to make him change his mind & stay with me because I love him so much and don’t want to lose him but everything just didn’t work out… he moved out of the house because it was a rented apartment and still went ahead to file for divorce… I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out… I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly because I was desperate and left with no choice… He did special prayers and used his power… Within 4 days my husband called me and he said he was sorry for all the emotional pains he had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily and our kid is happy too and we are expecting our second child… and my Husband also got a new job and our lives became much better web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news..contact him on lordalikaspelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or +13217666393. web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http

For Real How to get your ex lover back and be happy again

by bartlay moore  |   17 June 2016 06:08 AM   |   1 reply

For Real How to get your ex lover back and be happy again, My Name is Bartley Whitley I never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Indian in June last year on a business summit i meet a friend of mine called Mariana she introduce me to a man called Dr Shiva at hinduspelltemple@yahoo.com that he can help me get my lover back, Dr Shiva is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back your love s gone misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job am now happy & a living testimony because the man i had wanted to marry left me 4weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down because our relationship has been on for 3 year i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him at first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try and in 6 days when i returned to back to Canada my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married i didn’t believe it because the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help contact him today via his email address at: hinduspelltemple@yahoo.com Or Check Out His Web site at http://hinduspelltemple.wix.com/hinduspelltemple

by synder Anderson  |   03 July 2016 04:59 AM

Hello every body my name is Synder Anderson I just want to share my experience with the world on how Lord Alika help me, I got my love back and saved my marriage… I was married for 3 years with 1 kid and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and argued almost e very time… it got worse at a point that he filed for divorce I tried my best to make him change his mind & stay with me because I love him so much and don’t want to lose him but everything just didn’t work out… he moved out of the house because it was a rented apartment and still went ahead to file for divorce… I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out… I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly because I was desperate and left with no choice… He did special prayers and used his power… Within 4 days my husband called me and he said he was sorry for all the emotional pains he had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily and our kid is happy too and we are expecting our second child… and my Husband also got a new job and our lives became much better web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news..contact him on lordalikaspelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or +13217666393. web:http://lordalikaspelltemp8.wix.com/http

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