Pomegranates are bulbous red fruits loved for their juicy, antioxidant rich seeds. Inside these leathery scarlet orbs are chambers of plump, crunchy seeds coated in a ruby colored juice pulp called “aril”. The aril covers the soft, edible pomegranate seed in a nectarous juice with a flavor reminiscent of sweet cranberry.
If you’ve ever wondered how to eat a pomegranate, you’re in the right place! Preparing pomegranate seeds is very easy once you know how. We’ll teach you how to prepare a pomegranate like a pro so that you can start sprinkling their seeds into salads, drinks, juices and more.
The rind of a pomegranate has a smooth, deep red skin on the outside, with a dense, spongy pith inside that gives the fruit its leathery texture and hearty structure. Inside, the pith is shaped into chambers with a payload of hundreds of individual, droplet shaped seeds coated in a smooth sack of red juice.
In this article we’ll show you how to make quick work of the pomegranate so that you can get to snacking on those wonderful little seeds, pronto.
There’s more than one way to slice a pomegranate, and everyone has a favorite method. Each includes making cuts to the pomegranate peel so that you can easily retrieve the seed bunches from the labyrinth inside.
Here are the most common ways to slice a pomegranate:
Pomegranate’s tart, earthy and sweet seeds are welcome in countless dishes from breakfast to midnight snacks. Here are just a few of the most popular ways pomegranate is used in cooked recipes.
Pomegranate seeds add complex sweetness to beverage recipes. Not only do their seeds impart their signature red hue to drinks, pomegranate adds a pleasant bitter note to drinks that’s similar to cranberries and currants, but with more tart sweetness.
Here are some easy ways use pomegranate in your drinks: