We’ve put together 2 short and sweet tips for enjoying pomegranates! Read on to learn how to pick the ripest pomegranates and how to seed them without painting your walls with juice in the process.
Picking your pomegranates: when you’re looking for the perfect pomegranate, it’s not purely about color! To find the ripest fruit, look for a deep-colored fruit with a red to reddish brown outer. Then, pick one that is heavy for its size - heavier pomegranates contain more juice, meaning it’s nice and ripe, and will be full of its prime flavor.
- Seeding your pomegranate: we all know that going from whole pomegranate to ready-to-eat pomegranate is a daunting task. And if you've never known how to seed a pomegranate, we're here to help. There’s a special method that will make your life a lot easier. Start by filling a large bowl with water. (Working in a bowl of water will help you avoid getting stained). Lightly score the fruit into quarters from crown to stem end, cutting through the skin, but leaving the interior of the fruit intact. Hold the lightly scored fruit under water in the bowl, and use your hands to gently break it apart, and separate the plump seeds (arils) from the outer skin and white pith. Thanks to the varying weights, the seeds will drop to the bottom of the bowl and the pith will float to the surface, making it easy to scrape the pith from the surface of the bowl and discard it. Pour the seeds into a colander, rinse, and pat dry. You can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days, or freeze them for 3-4 months!