Pure Pomegranate

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a welcome new addition to the grocery store fruit section…the pomegranate.  This round, red jewel surfaces alongside pumpkins and squashes in the fall.  I’ve always known about the super health benefits that pomegranate seeds and juice can provide, but I’ve always been stumped on how to disassemble this curious fruit.

I recently watched a few youtube videos on how to get out the seeds and honestly, they all made it more complicated than it needs to be!  Some advise on soaking the whole scored pomegranate in water, others put the seeds in a bowl of water after they’re taken out.  There’s really no one right way, but this is how I go about it and I find it quick and simple.

Start off by selecting a deep red pomegranate with firm skin. Cut it into quarters.

This fruit just screams Fall, and would be a gorgeous addition to a centerpiece, either left whole or cut in half in a nice bowl.

Take each quarter section and bend the skin back, in the opposite direction as it's natural curve. This exposes the seeds and helps separate them from the white pulp, which is not edible.

After a few minutes the seeds will all be free. These little jewels are easy on the eyes and the body.

I store mine in a tupperware container in the fridge.

I picked this lettuce and bell pepper the other day for a dinner salad and decided to try some pomegranate seeds on top!

The finished salad. The seeds really added a fun kick to the salad. Yum!

These seeds are also a delicious addition to my yogurt and morning cereal.  Now I’m looking forward to adding them to my favorite baked sweet breads, like banana, pumpkin, and carrot raisin.

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One thought on “Pure Pomegranate

  1. Yum, pomegrantes so colorful in your salad, and with all of your homegrown vegies!
    Thanks for letting me check-out your garden and silkies last week. I am so impressed, and envious of your growing season, considering mine is only 3 months, if I am lucky, here in Jackson, WY. Great job Jess!
    P.S. Love all of your pictures.

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