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How To Open A Pomegranate

Posted Nov 06 2012 12:42pm

We really try to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, and sometimes in the Winter it just doesn't seem like there are as many varieties to choose from.  Enter pomegranates.  I almost forget about these tart delights, until they start popping up at the grocery store in November.  They were on sale at our local grocery store for .77 cents!!  You better believe that I snatched some up.  They have always been one of my favorite fruits.  I remember my mom occasionally buying them and my brothers and sister would gather around and eat pomegranate seeds until our fingers and mouths were stained red.  We would cut open the pomegranate and then tear it into smaller pieces with seeds flying everywhere and juice squirting.  So in an effort to avoid those juicy stains, there is a better method to getting all of the seeds out of a pomegranate.  

The first step is to cut the pomegranate in half - horizontally.  Don't cut through the stem, but in between the stem and the bottom.  Got it? 

Next, cut one of the ends off.  

You will have a beautiful cross section view of the pomegranate now.  Begin slicing between each of the seed clusters. 

You should end up with 4 or 5 sections. 

Take your sections and place them in a bowl of water.  Then start popping the seeds out.  All of the seeds will sink to the bottom and the white pithy part will float to the top. 

Then pour your water out and you are left with the juicy delicious seeds! How is that for un-messy and easy!?!?

Then if you are me, hurry and eat a few spoonfuls before your kids notice and start devouring them........

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