Have you been wondering how to eat a pomegranate?
Maybe you have pomegranate recipes and want to learn how to open one so you can get to those wonderful pomegranate fruit seeds inside.
The juice is also a popular drink lately.
Be careful with the inside seeds of the fruit as it can stain clothes or counters.
Depending on the ripeness and subspecies of the pomegranate you have chosen, the taste may be very sweet to very sour. Most fall somewhere in between.
Give this fruit a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes.
A Fresh Pomegranate
Some Patience - it takes a while to separate all those seeds from the pith!
We'll explain step by step in order so you can get to the pomegranate seeds.
1. Cut off the area with the stem.
2. Cut into the pomegranate in 4 places but don't completely cut into sections.
3. Soak the pomegranate in cold water for 6 - 9 minutes. Place the side where the top was cut off down into the bowl first.
4. Leaving the fruit in the bowl, take it in your hands and break it apart. Loosen the seeds so that they sink down into the bowl.
5. Using a large spoon, remove all parts of the fruit except the seeds from the bowl.
6. Take the bowl and drain the seeds, place seeds on a dish and blot with a paper towel. Once dry you may eat them.
If you are not planning to use the seeds right away, store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Be sure to use them within 48 hours.
The seeds are eaten whole and raw.
The entire fruit may be frozen, and some feel that by freezing, the seeds are easier to remove. With the above method, your hands don't get nearly as cold!
Now you know how to eat this fruit!
Enjoy the fruit!