If you’ve ever tried to get the seeds out of a pomegranate, you know that it’s not quick and easy. But you also know that it’s totally worth it in the end. Pomegranate seeds are not only juicy and delicious, they’re literally bursting with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, which is why this fruit (one of the oldest known fruits in history) is considered to be a symbol of health, fertility, and eternal wellness.
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We probably got you thinking about how tasty pomegranates are, so here four easy steps to enjoying this amazing fruit, usually in grocery stores from about September through January. (When the fruit is out of season, try bottled 100% juice, often found in the produce section.)
Seeding a Pomegranate
- Cut the crown (protruding blossom end) off the pomegranate, removing with it some of the pale-yellow pith. Take care not to pierce the seeds within.
- Lightly score the skin in quarters from stem to crown end.
- Immerse the scored fruit in a large bowl of cool water and soak for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit under water, break sections apart with your fingers, separating the seeds from membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl.
- Discard skin and membranes. Drain the seeds and dry on paper towels.
Eat the seeds plain, sprinkle them on salads, or extract the juice from the seeds to drink straight or use in dressings and marinades.