How to I eat a pomegranate?
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11:58AM

From fresh food markets to your local supermarket, Pomegranates are popping up everywhere! As one of today’s most studied super fruits, pomegranates are sweet, juicy and bursting with flavour. Here are a few helpful hints on how to prepare and eat a pomegranate!

  1. CUT the crown end of the pomegranate to allow the seeds to show
  2. SLICE the rind into but be careful not to slice all the way through 
  3. SOAK the pomegranate upside down in a bowl of water and let it sit for five to ten minutes. This will help release the seeds so that they sink to the bottom of the bowl 
  4. BREAK the rind apart and remove the membranes and flesh to allow any remaining seeds to sink to the bottom of your bowl.  
  5. DRAIN the water from the seeds using a colander, then pat them dry with paper towel.  The seeds are now ready to eat! They can also be stored in an airtight container in your fridge for two days.

Eat them as they are, add them to yoghurt or your favourite pomegranate seed recipes – keep an eye on our blog for new recipe postings or share some of your own with us!


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