Monday, November 24, 2008

The Proper Way to Eat a Pomegranate

It’s pomegranate season yo!

And I’m going to teach you the proper way to eat this delectable goodie nature has provided us. Okay so maybe it’s not the proper way…actually it isn’t very proper at all but it is definitely the most fun!

Step 1: Choosing the pomegranate. Most pomegranates at around this time of year are delicious so choosing good ones is not much of an issue however, for the purpose of this exercise; you want to look for a few characteristics. Here are pomegranates A, B, and C.

Pomegranate A is beautiful no doubt about it however the smooth and shiny outer surface tells us that the skin on this one is a little too thick. Pomegranate B has much thinner skin and normally, although it is uglier, it would be perfectly good to eat but again, for the purposes of this exercise we want to avoid these sorts of pomegranates specifically because of its scars and the fact that those mean it could easily burst open. Lastly we have Pomegranate C, these are the sorts of pomegranates perfect for this method of consumption. Its bumpy outer shape shows us that the skin has thinned and that its lovely grains on the inside are full of juice. It is also smooth and scar free. Once you have chosen your pomegranate you are ready to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Wash the pomegranate, for obvious reasons.

Step 3: Give it a good squeeze. By squeezing the pomegranate you are releasing all of the juices in the inside (we avoided the pomegranates with scars before because if it were to burst during this step, things could get ugly). Do this until the pomegranate is relatively soft.

Step 4: Take a small bite. This should be just enough to pierce through the skin and create a small hole. Spit out the skin you’re not supposed to eat it.

Step 5: Drink the juice and enjoy. Place your lips over the incision and suck as if your life depended on it while squeezing the juice. Be careful not to spill any of it, pomegranate stains can be quite nasty and quite permanent.

How much more organic can a drink get? Recent studies have shown that pomegranate juice also offers several health benefits. So there you have it, delicious and super healthy for you as well.


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Lauralee said...

I might just have to try this as Pomegrantnate juice is my favorite!

niki said...

Great post! I love pomegranate season because I can make my favorite guacamole with pear and pomegranates. Here's the recipe:
(p.s.-I've never made it with the grapes, but I'm sure it's delicious!) Everyone comments on how amazing this guac is--It's my favorite recipe!

Sadie from said...

Thanks for the pomegranate tutorial!

Much love!