Have you ever wondered how in the world you open a pomegranate? It's quite easy, actually!
Pomegranates are beautiful (made for a nice prop with my engagement ring) and incredibly healthy for you. The power of the pomegranate wasn't really noticed until the last 5 or so years. Now suddenly everyone loves them! Most people tend to eat or drink things flavored with pomegranate but buying the whole fruit is delicious too! It may not be common knowledge how to open them but it's not as complicated as you might think. All you need is a knife and a bowl of water!
First, cut the top and bottom of the pomegranate off, about an inch wide section. Don't toss the pieces, you can get the seeds from them as well.
This is the longest step. You have to gently press the seeds until they pop off the membrane.
The pieces of membrane will float so all you have to do is strain them out. You may want to swirl the seeds around with your hands and separate any little pieces of membrane that came off with the seeds. Don't forget to grab the top and bottom pieces and get the seeds from them as well! With these pieces it's easy to just invert them and rub the seeds off.
This is the inside of the top piece...I thought it looked pretty cool!
Once you've strained the bits of membrane out, then strain seeds from the water. You can use a colander, I just didn't feel like dirtying another dish! Plus this strainer spoon is huge!
What's your favorite fruit? Is it an odd one like starfruit, pomegranate, or a kumquat?
Till next time,