They first time I ever saw a pomegranate, I was like what the heck is that thing and what am I supposed to do with it?
Then I learned that inside a pomegranate are seeds, and it’s the seeds that you eat. They are actually really sweet with a little bit of a crunch.
Once I learned that they were seeds inside, I was like well, how do I get them out?
This is the easiest way that I found to get those little seeds of yumminess out of a pomegranate.
First, I cut the pomegranate into fours. I would use a cutting board, not a paper plate like I used because it can get a little messy.
The I put all four pieces into a bowl of water and lightly scrap out the seeds with my fingers. Discard the outer shell or peel or whatever it’s called. I found this to be the easiest way to get the seeds out.
There will be little white pieces of the pomegranate left, so I just pour the seeds into a strainer and give them a quick rinse. Get rid of any little bits or yucky seeds left behind.
After they’re strained and rinsed, I shake the excess water off and then put them into a bowl.
And yes, my pomegranate seeds are in a dinosaur bowl. That’s how I roll.
I like to eat the pomegranate seeds as they are, but they’d be great in yogurt or oatmeal too.
I tried telling the kids that the pomegranate seeds were delicious candy, but after trying them, they didn’t believe me. Oh well, I tried.
Do you like pomegranates? How do you cut them? If you don’t like pomegranates, do you like ice cream. I do.