Sunday, November 18, 2007

Eating Pomegranate

I have been eating them since I was a little girl and normally just cut them open and begin to pick at the seeds in side. Now the thing is to eat the seeds. I went to a party about 3 weeks ago and it was served in bowls. Not many were eating it as I could tell they did not know what to do. The host began to eat and so did I . Others joined in. The think to do these days is to eat the seeds. Just eat everything. The host was doing it so I did as well. I have not tried the extraction method below, but I think I will in the future.

Pomegranates are definitely one of the hardest fruits to eat. Instead of just biting in, or peeling the skin and biting in, you have to go through a complex (well, kind’ve) process to extract the seeds. While there is not set way for how to eat a pomegranate, in this article we will be giving you some tips that can make the process easier.

Here is a “formal” way to eat a pomegranate:
First, cut off the flowery end of the pomegranate. Then, score the pomegranate into sections and place it in a bowl of water for about 5 minutes. After this, break the sections of the pomegranate open while its still in the water. This will allow the kernels (the stuff you eat), to separate from the rind and sink to the bottom. After this, all you have to do is discard the rind and drain the kernels out of the water.

Keep in mind, thats the formal way. If you’re looking for a much easier, but much dirtier, way to eat a pomegranate, you can simply break or cut the pomegranate open and extra the kernels with your bare hands. Keep in mind though, you will get some purple juice on yourself if you go this route.

How to Extract Pomegranate Juice

If you’re looking to get the juice from the pomegranate, instead of the seeds, here is a very good method. First, press the fruit against a hard counter top, then roll it back and forth to break the kernels. After this, puncture or cut the pomegranate and let the juice drain out into a bowl or cup.

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