Pomegranates are tart and sweet, bursting with disease fighting antioxidants, and loaded with vitamin C. Whether you drink the juice or eat the arils (seeds), pomegranates are a super-fruit that should definitely be part of your diet.
How to Peel a Pomegranate
Before beginning, make sure you are wearing an apron and that your surface is lined with a paper towel. Pomegranate juice can stain and this process can get messy!
- Using a sharp knife, remove the top and bottom of the pomegranate.
- Then, score the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. You will make 4 total incisions creating 4 equal sections. Only cut through the skin, stopping when you hit the pit/membrane (white part).
- Next, fill a large bowl with cold water. Place the pomegranate in the water and begin to break the pomegranate into 4 sections along the incisions you made earlier.
- Now, using your fingers, pull the seeds away from the skin and membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the skin/pit will float to the top. To prevent staining your surface, it is best to do this while the pomegranate is submerged under water.
- Before straining, skim the top of the water and remove any excess skin and pulp.
Transfer pomegranate seeds into an airtight container. The seeds will store up to 3 days.
* 6T Fresh Pomegranate Arils (seeds)
* 1/2C nonfat Gerek yogurt
* 1T agave nectar/honey
* 2T puffed cereal or granola, optional
Layer a glass with 2T fresh pomegranate seeds and 1/4C greek yogurt. repeat x2. Top with more pomegranate seeds, agave nectar, and puffed cereal for added crunch.
11/12/2011 at 11:05 AM