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!