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Proper Pomegranate Prep

October 16, 2010


We’ve got some delicious pomegranates in the produce bins this weekend. Pomegranates are known for their sweet, tart seeds which can be eaten as is, added to dishes, or just used as a garnish. They’re also known to be a messy fruit to eat but have no fear, Urban Acres is here! Here are some tips on how to best de-seed a Pomegranate.

  1. Cut off the crown of the Pomegranate first.
  2. Next, score the outside in different places around the fruit but don’t cut all the way through.
  3. Place the Pomegranate upside down in cold water, soaking it for 5-10 minutes.
  4. After soaking, break apart the rind over the bowl and remove the seeds. They should sink to the bottom of bowl.
  5. With a strainer or sieve, separate and remove the rind and membranes from the bowl.
  6. Drain the water from the bowl with a colander and pat the arils (seeds) dry with a paper towel.

Once de-seeded, the Pomegranate arils can be eaten immediately or stored in a airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. The seeds inside the arils are edible and contain lots of fiber so eating them is usually a personal preference. Pomegranates are picked when they’re ripe so the ones in your bin are ready for consumption. Enjoy!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. WILLIAM permalink
    February 16, 2011 7:47 pm

    So good to learn of you!

    I can eat a pomagrante

  2. WILLIAM permalink
    February 16, 2011 7:48 pm



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