Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to Open a Pomegranate

Believe it or not, this weekend we purchased our first pomegranate. I ran across them at the grocery store and instantly wanted one...I'm pretty familiar with the pomegranate martini if you know what I mean. We brought it home, stared at its odd shape for a bit, and ended up Googling how to tend to this yummy fruit. I thought that maybe I wasn't the only smartie who didn't know how to get the seeds out of a pomegranate so....here you go:
 Cut about 1/4 inch of a slice off the end.
 Score around the fruit several times.
 Submerge the fruit in a large bowl of water for 5-10 minutes.
Break apart the fruit under the water to prevent juice spraying and staining!
 The seeds will start to sink to the bottom of the bowl.
 Scoop out the excess pith and use a strainer to separate the seeds from the water. 
The seeds are delicious! It's like a burst of fruity flavor in your mouth. And so good for you too! I've heard they are really good in salads and I'm curious how else others use them. Fruit salads? Smoothies? Yum!

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  1. Anonymous9:21 AM

    pomegranates are the best! I like this tip for easily getting the seeds out ;-) Thanks!

  2. Oh yum! Perfect tutorial! This is exactly what we do to open pomegrantes and although they are a little time consuming, oh how delicious are those little seeds!
    Thanks for this post, we are totally going to have to get some pomegrantes the next time we are at the store!
    Jill&Eric at Frozen Sunshine

  3. This is AWESOME! I've always wondered how to open and eat this thing. THANK YOU!

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  4. Anonymous10:05 AM

    haha, that's awesome. I always just cut it in half and struggled to get some seeds out with a spoon.

  5. This is awesome! I really like Pomegranates! I usually just cut them open and pull them apart.. and eat.. always making a huge mess! This is a big help!
    thank you
    Jackie ;)

  6. I am going to try your way! Another method that Jamie Oliver uses is to cut it in half and use the back of a spoon to whack out the seeds. It works great!

    I usually just eat the seeds by the spoonful, it has been one of my favorite treats since I was a wee thing and I like to give it my full attention. :)

  7. Thx for sharing! My 13 y/o will love this! She always asked me, we'd buy them, only to look at them at the counter. =/ I'll share this post today! =)

  8. Awesome! I didn't know there was a proper way to do this, I usually just break it apart and make a mess. Haha. Thanks for educating!

    -Aly @ therosealley.com

  9. Wow, I always just smash one side and let the juice drip everywhere while I dig for those suckers! Now I'm going to have to go pick up a couple pomegrantes! I don't think my DD has ever had one! Thanks!

  10. lol! I love this, those pomegranates really are a pain to eat, but so so worth it! thanks!

    -rachel w k

  11. Be sure to make pomegranate martinis! With the seeds, not only the juice, they're the best ;)

  12. this is so great- I always wondered how to do it correctly :)

  13. I can't get enough of the pomegranate, but I don't like getting the seeds out of them. This looks so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  14. This is great! I've always had a hard time eating pomegranate!

  15. Anonymous2:23 PM


    More fun things to do with pomegranates!

  16. Anonymous3:53 PM

    I love this tip and use it all the time. It helps if the water is really cold too!

  17. here's another tip for getting the seeds out without losing the juice - cut the pomegranate in half crossways, hold one half with the seeds facing downwards over a plate/dish, bang the skin side of the pomegranate with the spoon until all the seeds come tumbling out in a pink, juicy, shower! ta da!

  18. Anonymous11:56 AM

    They are awesome in guacamole


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