FutureStarr

How to Cut a Pomegranateor

How to Cut a Pomegranateor

How to Cut a Pomegranate

When you see a pomegranate at the grocery store or farmers’ market, it can seem like a difficult fruit to cut. It’s true—a pomegranate is tough and unforgiving, but with a little practice, you might find yourself be an expert at butchering these beautiful fruits.

Store

While I was at the grocery store I overheard two people debating whether or not to buy a whole pomegranate or to just buy the cup of seeds. The person in favor of buying the whole pomegranate believed it was a much better deal- spending a couple of dollars on a whole pomegranate vs. spending five dollars on one cup’s worth. The other chimed in and said how much she disliked deseeding pomegranates and much rather pay extra for the convenience of not having to deal with the hassle and mess.

Pomegranates show up in stores right about now, and I know a lot of people who don’t buy them because they have no idea what to do with them. If that’s you, then I challenge you to pick one up next time you’re at the store and just eat it for fun! I love introducing fun, seasonal foods like this to my kids. The fact that it’s a “superfood” is a bonus. My boys had never tried a pomegranate before and they loved it. If you’ve never tried one, basically you break it open and pull out the little seeds (called arils) that are surrounded in a translucent, ruby colored coating that bursts with juice when you eat it. If you don’t like straight up pomegranate juice (like me) then know that the fruit itself is sweeter. (Source: ourbestbites.com)

Dollars

While I was at the grocery store I overheard two people debating whether or not to buy a whole pomegranate or to just buy the cup of seeds. The person in favor of buying the whole pomegranate believed it was a much better deal- spending a couple of dollars on a whole pomegranate vs. spending five dollars on one cup’s worth. The other chimed in and said how much she disliked deseeding pomegranates and much rather pay extra for the convenience of not having to deal with the hassle and mess.

Who else loves pomegranates?! As soon as these vibrant, ruby red fruits appear at the grocery store each fall, Jack and I start eating them like crazy. We can’t get enough of their sweet/tart flavor and their juicy, bursty texture. I sprinkle the seeds over desserts, salads, and even dips, while Jack eats them by the spoonful as a snack! (Source: www.loveandlemons.com)

 

Related Articles