Saturday, January 15, 2011

How to Eat a Pomegranate

I've eaten pomegranate before, but had never opened one myself. It's something you have to be taught how to do - and the lessons are well worth it. Pomegranate is a deliciously tart/sweet snack - great in yogurt and oatmeal. Definitely something to try at home - poms are an awesome source of vitamin C and polyphenols - one of the most powerful antioxidants.

 1. Cut the pomegranate 1/2" below the top "crown" of the fruit

See the sections? Using a knife, carefully score along these sections so they can be pried apart:

Pour a small bowl of water, and gently loosen the seeds ( technical name : arils ) into the water. If some of the white stuff goes into the bowl, that is ok. You'll fish those out later.

Strain the arils from the water, remove any stray white bits - and enjoy!