12.04.2012

Pomegranate

I've always heard how amazing pomegranate is for you, and I've seen it as a smoothie flavor and in different juices, but I've never actually bought a pomegranate and opened one to see what the fruit looked like.  Over Thanksgiving break, Dad had picked up a few from the grocery store for us to enjoy together!  They even came with a brochure on how to cut out the fruit.  I was kind of surprised to see what was inside, even though I've seen pictures, it just never occurred to me how small the edible pieces, or arils, would be since the pomegranate itself is rather large!  Dad and I had a blast sharing our first pomegranate, which is such a great fruit for the holidays with its sweet flavor and vibrant red color!
So here's how to buy & open a pomegranate for the best results!  
-Choose a pomegranate based on weight not color, the heavier the fruit the more juicy the arils will be.
-Serving options include salads, yogurt, oatmeal or just simply by the handful!
-Store in the fridge for up to 10 days of delicious fruit!

Step 1: Cut 1 inch off the top and the bottom.
Step 2:  Score the skin at each section.
Step 3: Separate the sections underwater.
Step 4: Loosen the arils in the water.
Step 5:  Scoop out the floating membrane.
Step 6:  Strain & Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. It looks really good. I will try it! Bon appetit!
    Greetings!

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  2. I remember as a little girl my social studies teacher brought one to school. I don't remember the taste (haven't had one since)but I remember the pretty color the inside was. Thanks for sharing this, I'll have to try it.

    I am stopping by via the Tea on Tuesday Hop, following you in the social networks we have in common.

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  3. Great pics! You just reminded me how much I love poms.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  4. Hi Hannah,
    I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. I love pomegranates! We actually have a bush in our garden here in Charlotte, NC. This was the first year we had fruit!
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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  5. Yum yum yum!! I just had lemon pomegranate panna cotta and it was freakin' heavenly!!

    I'm having a blog hop right now and you should come get in on some of that love. ;-)
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh wauw I had no idea it looked like this! I'm definitely going to buy some when I see them in the store to try :) xo

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  7. last time I had a pomegranate there was red ALL OVER the walls and ceiling

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  8. I always have problems with pomegranates, thanks for the tutorial:) I do love them. Now following via GFC
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  9. I've never actually eaten pomegranate because it looked too complicated. lol! Maybe I'll pick one up this weekend :) New follower from http://www.lifebehindthebabygate.com

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  10. I have never eaten pomegranate in this form, so neat! thanks for sharing.
    Helene in Between

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  11. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop on Handling with Grace!
    i have just discovered pomegranates and i am in LOVE with them!!
    This is exactly how i prepare mine as well!


    Following you via my google blog reader :-)
    Def enjoyed this post! Please feel free to stop by my blog if you have time :-)

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  12. Mmmmm I've only had one or two pomegranates in my life, but they were quite delicious!

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  13. I never knew that was how you open a pomegranate. It's always so messy for me. Great tip.

    Mandy
    http://bunnygirlblog.com

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  14. Just found your blog through Sweet Pea Sylvie's blog hop, i'm a new follower :)

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  15. I've never had a pomegranate, though I've enjoyed the flavor in different drinks. I had no idea what it actually was or how to open it and eat it...now I do! Fantastic picture tutorial...love it!

    Thank you for linking up with the GtKY hop =). I'd love to see you back again. Anytime.

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  16. I love pomegranate! I remember just cutting them open as a kid and digging out the "seeds" and eating them. I haven't had one in awhile, but now I have a craving! Beautiful pics to go with the post!


    Lisa

    P.S. Thanks for linking up to the GtKY blog hop! :)

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  17. beautiful pictures! i love the flavor and scent of pomegranate but i've never actually tried one.. you've inspired me :) - glad i found your blog through the friends to followers hop and excited to be your newest follower (maybe stalker is a more accurate word)!
    love,
    elisabeth

    p.s. i'd love for you to drop by lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com and say hi when you get a chance!

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  18. Had pomegranate for the first time just a few days ago too! And I just had to google: do you eat pomegranate seeds? LOL

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  19. I LOVE pomegranates so much. I swear, I could eat them all the time in any form!! Beautiful pictures!!

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  20. I've seen pomegranates in the store before but never bought one because I wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I think I could do it!

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  21. i love the flavor of pomegranates, but i never know how to feel about the actual fruit! the seeds in the middle kind of throw me off.

    katie
    a sowing season.

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