Oh, the pomegranate… of all the fruits of all the world, you are certainly one of the most beautiful. Though your looks may seem plain at first, inside you house the dewiest, most glistening jewels. Such treasure! I’d take your sweet seeds over rubies any day.
Besides they’re beautiful mystique, pomegranates have an incredibly unique flavor. Bright like citrus, tart like cherries… each seed a little flavor grenade waiting to burst!
(Fun fact, the word “grenade” comes from the French word for pomegranate. Because of the shape of the fruit, not because of the little flavor bombs hiding inside.)
Pomegranates are one of my favorite superfoods. While they are often available all year ’round, they are actually in season during the fall and winter… which means now! Not only do they come down in price, but as the weather gets colder the fruit gets sweeter. I like to add them to my salads, or toss a few into savory dishes for a nice burst of sweetness. Of course, my favorite way to eat them is by the handful, just as they are.
Pomegranate arils (those little jewels which house the actual seeds of the pomegranate), are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are especially high in immune-boosting vitamin C — you hear that, cold season?! I’m kicking up my defenses this year by chowing down on as many pomegranates as I can get my hands on.
Now, if only there were a way to open a pomegranate quickly and easily, without making a mess… wait, what’s that you say?
It’s been a while since I’ve put together a video, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to show you one of my favorite techniques — how to open a pomegranate without the mess!
I’ve actually included two different methods in my video — my favorite method, which can be done without breaking a single seed, and also a quick method that’s a bit messier, but works just fine if you’re in a rush.
I’m sorry to say I don’t have a step-by-step photo tutorial this time. Just the video. If you have any problems viewing the video, or any questions about the technique, please let me know.
What’s your favorite way to eat a pomegranate? Let me know in the comments below!