Getting the GOOD stuff out of a Pomegranate

One of my new FAV fruits is the Pomegranate.  My 18 month old Gigi also finds pomegranate seeds to be quite yummy.  The key is to get the seeds out of the fruit with not a ton of hassle.  I am sharing my approach.

STEP 1: MAKE 4 CUTS ON THE TOP of the FRUIT

Take a knife and cut at a 45 degree angle around the top - 4 slices.  See picture below.

STEP 2:  REMOVE THE TOP FROM THE FRUIT

Now you can see all the goodies.  Some seeds will remain in the top for you to remove.

STEP 3: MAKE SLICES VERTICALLY IN THE FRUIT ALONG THE WHITE VEINS

You will notice that there are white lines that run between the seeds.  Take knife and slice down on these lines.

STEP 4: CAREFULLY SEPARATE THE POMEGRANATE ALONG THE LINES

As you separate the pomegranate, you will see the cluster of seeds.

STEP 5: CAREFULLY REMOVE ALL THE SEEDS AND PLACE THEM IN A CONTAINER

It is a bit of a pain to remove the seeds, but I find this technique to not be so time consuming.  Some of the seeds will be cut in the process with juice flowing.   Most of them should be in tack. Personally I only use glass containers for storage of food.  In this case, I put the seeds into a WECK container for storage.

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STEP 6: EAT THEM - SOME WAYS to CONSUME

 Just eat the seeds plain.  You probably are not going to sit down and consume an entire fruits worth, but they have a crunchy tart sort of taste.

Put some seeds in greek vanilla yogurt. 

Add seeds to a simple green salad

Add seeds to a fruit salad..  Cut up some apples into small bites with skin, add some blackberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds - quite yummy unpredictable fruit salad.

Be creative they can add a little something to your favorite something.....