Enjoy A Pomegranate

Ever find yourself intimidated by a fresh pomegranate? Don’t let this delicious red fruit intimidate you! Learn how to eat pomegranate fruit easily so you can enjoy this winter fruit.

Pomegranates are a lot like artichokes in the sense that getting to the good stuff is overwhelming. They have a tough skin and a thick outer layer, and those succulent little red seeds are buried deep inside. The tastiest foods require a bit of work for a reason!

Don’t let this colorful fruit intimidate you. Learn how to remove and eat pomegranate seeds quickly and easily so you can throw them into your next batch of roasted Brussels sprouts.

Cut the pomegranate in half with a sharp knife and loosen the white membrane (pulp) from the seeds using your hands.

Turn the fruit over, cut side down, and hit the top of the pomegranate (hit it hard!) with a heavy wooden spoon over a large bowl sitting on a hard surface. A good portion of the seeds will fall right into the bottom of the bowl.

TIP #1 Roll the pomegranate on the counter with the palm of your hand to help loosen the seeds from the fruit’s membrane and peel.

TIP #2 When whacking the seeds with your wooden spoon, place a large bowl in the kitchen sink to catch your seeds to prevent a mess. This provides a better angle to hit the fruit from.

Not only is this snack yummy, it also provides amazing nutrients and health benefits, including being a powerful antioxidant and providing vitamin c, vitamin k as well as potentially lowering the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.