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Pomegranate molasses

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My local grocer carries pomegranates and pomegranate juice, but it does not offer pomegranate molasses, which is what I would like to play around with. There are ample recipes for reducing pomegranate juice into molasses, but I would like to first experience a prepared molasses for a reference, kinda like eating Heinz Ketchup before making your own. Can anyone suggest a brand/type/specialty shop to order true pomegranate molasses from?


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I make my own...


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My local grocer carries pomegrantates and pomegranate juice, but it does not offer pomegrante molasses, which is what I would like to play around with.  There are ample recipes for reducing pomegranate juice into molasses, but I would like to first experience a prepared molasses for a reference, kinda like eating Heinz Ketchup before making your own.  Can anyone suggest a brand/type/specialty shop to order true pomegranate molasses from?

A couple of good Lebanese brands I use are Cortas and Al-Wadi. You should be able to find them at any Middle Eastern grocery store and some gourmet shops.


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Much much cheaper is Trader Joe's Pomegranate Glaze. From everything I can tell, it is pomegranate molasses, except it's only like $2 a bottle, maybe $3. Middle Eastern stores around the D.C. area sell their product for a lot more.

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My local grocer carries pomegranates and pomegranate juice, but it does not offer pomegranate molasses, which is what I would like to play around with.  There are ample recipes for reducing pomegranate juice into molasses, but I would like to first experience a prepared molasses for a reference, kinda like eating Heinz Ketchup before making your own.  Can anyone suggest a brand/type/specialty shop to order true pomegranate molasses from?

According to my mother, pomegranate molasses is made with the sour or tart variety. The end result is sweet as well as sour.

If you use sweet pomegranates, you'll end up with a syrup which, when reconstituted with water, is a delicious drink.

The procedure is the same for both:

The juice is extracted from the kernels using a food mill, run the juice through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. Reduce in a stainless pan to desired consistency.

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I live in Mississauga which has a number of Middle Eastern stores that carry it, but that is a long way from you. It is also available at the St. Lawrence Market if you ever come to Toronto.

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