The Crown Jewels of the Fruit World – Pomegranates

Pomegranates are funny things.  There is a bit of prep to enjoy but it is worth it.  I don’t know how far south I would have to move in order to grow them but it is certainly too cold up here to have the trees.  We can easily get the juice in stores up here, even the liquor flavoured with pomegranate but the actual fruit is a rare sight indeed.  So it was very exciting to see some in our local co-op and it was organic to boot!  Score!

I brought a couple home with me because once they are prepped they are a great snack.  A few years ago I saw a way on the internet which I’ve used to get the little pearls out.  I can’t for the life of me remember where on the internet though.

I start by cutting the top off and scoring round the skin.

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I tear the fruit into sections.  It is such a pretty fruit.

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Here’s the bit I read about.  Take a large bowl of cold water and gently release the pearls from the pith.  Because it’s hard to get all the pith the water helps with the separation.  The pith will float and the pearls will sink.  You will still need to peel some stragglers from the pearls but it helps to cut down on the removal of the pith.

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Once it is done all that’s left to do is to enjoy the fruit.  It took me about 15 minutes to do two fruit.

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I love the burst of juice when you eat these.  Just wish the seeds tasted a bit better!  Ah well.  🙂

24 thoughts on “The Crown Jewels of the Fruit World – Pomegranates

  1. Will have to try your technique, but I doubt it will convince me in liking those seeds! Maybe it’s ‘cos I’ve dodgy teeth, but they drive me up the proverbial walls. Do love the flavour of pomegranate itself, though. Probably best if I stick to juice or syrup for cooking.

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