How To Eat A Pomegranate
- Score the outside edge of the pomegranate all the way around at it’s widest part.
Do NOT slice all the way through the fruit, just insert the edge of the knife and then run it around the edge of the skin.
- Pull the pomegranate apart with your thumbs prying into both sides of the cut edge. Then loosen the outside edges of the open pomegranate with your hands by pulling gently on the skin with your thumbs on the inside edge. Refrain from squeezing the fruit, unless you want pomegranate juice!
- Grab a large wooden spoon (or other similar utensil) and, while holding it over a large bowl, slap the outside of the fruit, turning to tap each side of the fruit. As the seeds pour out into the bowl, you will need to pick out the few pieces of bitter white flesh that accidentally drop into your bowl.
- Look how clean you get the halves, just with this tapping… not to mention being able to take out some of your frustrations in the process (by slapping that fruit)!
- All of these seeds came from just one pomegranate!
Part of the Problem
Some seeds may be stubborn, so you may want to use your thumbs to actually break the halves open after the tapping to then gently use the tip of your knife to encourage every last seed into your bowl.
What You Can Do
Eating Pomegranate Seeds
They are great thrown on top of frozen yogurt or regular yogurt. They go great in smoothies, cocktails, mixed in salads or rice type dishes, on top of desserts like yogurt or frozen yogurt. Sprinkle these pretty pink seeds on top of any plain fruit dish to make it look special.