How To Eat A Pomegranate

How To Eat A Pomegranate

Packed with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, pomegranates pack quite a nutrient-dense punch. Yet many of us saunter past them in the supermarket because we don’t know how to get to those succulent seeds. (And buying them pre-seeded can be quite pricey.)

Here, a step-by-step guide to ensure you never pass on this deliciously-sweet snack again:

How To Eat A Pomegranate

  1. Wearing a shirt you don’t care about (since this juicy shit seriously stains*), cut off the crown-like top of the fruit before dividing it into four sections (so that they almost resemble orange slices).
  2. Place the 4 pieces in a bowl of cold water and gently remove the succulent seeds with your fingers.
  3. While the seeds sink to the bottom of the water, the bitter white membrane will float allowing for easy removal.
  4. Strain the water and the seeds are ready to eat!

Pomegranates are available from September to January and will keep for up to two months in your refrigerator – so stock up now. Remember: the heavier the fruit is, the juicier the seeds will be.

*Beauty Bean Trick: if you get pomegranate juice on your clothes anyway, pour boiling water on the stain (or let your faucet run over it at the highest temperature and pressure possible).