Pomegranates 101

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

I have a confession…..

I’ve never de-seeded a pomegranate until recently! I love their crunchy, juicy sweetness in salads, desserts, and even curries, but I never buy them because they seem like so much work. I saw this video on Life Hacker about how-to de-seed a pomegranate in 10 seconds, and I thought ‘now that’s something I can handle’.

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

So… I decided to take the plunge, and give it a whirl. And you know what? It was so quick and easy that I bought a case of 9 pomegranates and we’re eating them like crazy! It’s amazing how much time goes by while I’m busy avoiding something I think ‘might be’ difficult! Now I can get all the great health benefits of pomegranates without any fuss!

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

Start by scoring the pomegranate around the center. Then, twist the pomegranate until in pops into two halves.

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!  Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

Place 1 pomegranate half face down in your hand. Hold it over a bowl and give it some forceful whacks, rotating as you good. Be prepared to be totally amazed by the way the pomegranate arils fall right out.

You can take all the white bits out by hand, or fill the bowl with water and the bits will float to the top.

Note: It took me about 60 seconds the first time I tried this and I’ve been getting faster ever since! I also tried de-seeding them the more common way by cutting it into wedges and picking them out by hand. It took me almost 10 minutes, so this wooden spoon method is pure gold!

Pomegranates 101 | Get Inspired Everyday!

This Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette over Roasted Butternut Kale Salad with Feta and Pomegranates is my new favorite way to enjoy pomegranate arils.

What’s your favorite way to eat pomegranates?


10 Comments on “Pomegranates 101”

  1. Cathy

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I really like pomegranates, but I’ve always hated how long it takes me to de-seed them. I can’t wait to buy one so I can try this out!

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