I love pomegranates!
I still remember being a kid and trying my first pomegranate.
I was at a friend’s house and her mom had about 50 of them in a sink full of water. It was almost magical watching her straining all of the seeds out. I can still picture how the seeds all floated to the surface, looking strange and delicious at the same time.
Pomegranate season is here once again, so it’s a great time to go out and buy some!
Pomegranates are naturally high in fiber, Vitamin B and C, and they're a really good source of antioxidants. This makes them a great choice to incorporate into your diet.
The problem with pomegranates is that they can be a real pain to prepare, but I’ve learned a trick that works like a charm and it’s fun to do! I saw this on a TV show and at first I didn't believe it. I figured there was no way that it would work, but it does!
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut off the little nubby stem at the top. (Don’t cut it off too far down -- you don’t want to be able to see the seeds.)
2. Score the pomegranate all the way around its circumference, without going too deeply into the fruit. Then, pull it apart into halves: it’s okay if it’s somewhat torn.
3. Hold it upside down over a bowl and hit it on the side with a wooden or plastic spoon. Voilà! You should now have an empty pomegranate shell and a bowl full of yummy goodness.
It’s so easy; you won’t even believe it until you try it. It only takes about 20 seconds!
Here’s a link to my You Tube video so that you can watch me prep a pomegranate.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions, I’d be happy to answer them.