Thursday, November 20, 2008

How to Seed a Pomegranate


I love pomegranates and they are so good for you too -- only I hate seeding them. I recently found a new way to accomplish this task with good results.

To get the seeds without spattering red juice everywhere, cut the pomegranate in half and submerge it in cool water. Pry out the seeds in handfuls, and transfer them to another bowl.
Studies have found that pomegranates are richer in antioxidants than red wine, green tea, and most other fruits.
Recipe Idea

Scatter seeds over a mix of baby greens, mint leaves, goat cheese, and pistachios.
For more ideas check out California Pomegranates


Pieceful Afternoon said...

Now I am going to go and buy me some pomegranets - I love them but like you - hated the seeding process. Seemed more work than it was worth - not anymore - we shall have poms all the time now - yummmma

the sweet life with olives said...

once again... thank you for fun and useful tip! we have a pomegranate tree in our garden which produces and amazing amount of these delicious suckers, but what a pain to seed. It keeps me from eating them! going to try this tonight.

Sabina said...

Yea!! I'm glad this has been helpful -- it was to me!!

Kira said...

yeah, seeding can be a b****

the water definitely helps

Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina...I love this beautiful is almost too beautiful to break open. I must buy some now that you've taught me an easy way to deal with them...♥Rosemary

Sabina said...

Hi Rosemary,

It is such a beautiful fruit!!

I've tried a few different methods -- even Martha Stewart's spoon pounding but this seems to work best.

♥Sabina ~

vicki archer said...

What a wonderful tip as I am always covered in the red juice! Thank you for stopping by French Essence. I will be back, xv.

Sabina said...

Hey Sta, Check this out before you seed your pomegranate. Hope you feel better Teeney!!

She's Gone Fishing said...

Martha Stewart's is the one that works for me...scoreing the skin in quarters and prying apart into 4 segments, hold it in your hand seed side down in palm then with a wooden spoon spank the skin and every seed falls out and no red finger tips. In the past I've avoided buying them because there's just too much work involved. I have also heard the whole seed is supposed to be good fer ya as well. It's easier to by a bottle of POM.
Enjoyed crusing your inspiring blog

nadia said...

I love them!! and i love breaking into them.. what a lovely mess..but this is surely done with more etiquette than i have in the passed!!

melissa said...

My kids love pomegranates. We eat them plain. Though I'm sure they would be yummy in a salad as you suggest!

Julia said...

great tip! I love pomegranates and I love it when "yummy" meets "good for you"

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