Discover how to eat pomegranates with out all the mess!
Pomegranates, a native Middle Eastern fruit, are the big rage amongst health enthusiasts and their popularity continues to grow. One could say pomegranates have taken the place of cranberries on the super healthy food list for its healthy heart and antioxidant properties.
Pomegranates with their bejeweled, red, leathery skin may be fun to eat but can be a bit messy when trying to eat one. This could be why pomegranate juice is popping up everywhere from the grocery stores to the local farmers markets. Nevertheless, their seeds have found their way into chef's and culinary enthusiasts recipes. You might find them as the finishing touch on a scrumptiously crisp holiday salad, or in a decadently rich sauce accompanied by a beautiful piece of organic meat. Additionally, their bright red skin makes these beautiful fruits even more popular during the holiday season.
The deep rich flavor of the juicy pulp that surrounds each crunchy seed is unlike any other fruit. When eaten, these ruby pearls burst with pure sweetened juice. If you pick a perfectly ripe fruit, the pomegranate's sweet yet rich flavor will make you crave more. If you get a slightly under-ripe fruit, its initial tartness will make you pucker, but its sweet finish will leave you asking for more. As a kid I used to come home with pomegranate stained clothes after eating enough pomegranates from my school yard's tree to make me sick (and I did get sick).
Scientific evidence continues to support recent health benefit claims. The phytochemicals found in pomegranates seem to be very important to human health and the prevention of chronic illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
How to eat a pomegranate without all the mess!
Have you ever wondered if there was a way to eat and or cut a pomegranate without the mess and the threat of staining your clothes? Well there is! Here is a simple process that absolutely works.
- Prep a medium to large bowl of water.
- Cut off the crown of the pomegranate and cut pomegranate in half.
- Place cut pomegranate in bowl of water and peel away seeds from skin and white pith.
- When all seeds have been dislodged, strain seeds and eat!
If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of pomegranates and how to choose and store them properly, check out our Farmers' Market Report on pomegranates.
Additionally check out our organic food recipes for Organic Cranberry, Pomegranate, Persimmon Relish and Organic Mache Salad with Fuyu Persimmons, Pomegranite Seeds and Candied Spiced Nuts.