How to Eat Organic Pomegranate
The pomegranate is an intricate fruit containing a maze of seeds inside of inedible flesh that’s covered in a bark-like skin. Still, there is an easy way to get to all those nutritious,sweet and juicy seeds.
- Cut off the crown (you’ll see it) and throw it away or better yet use it for compost.
- Score and slice the rind all around, but don’t cut the rind all the way through.
- Soak the pomegranate face down in cold water for about ten minutes.
- While the pomegranate is still in the bowl of water, break apart the scored rinds, and remove the seeds from the flesh (the seeds will sink to the bottom of your bowl).
- Remove the rind and membrane from the bowl with a sieve or spoon.
- Drain the seeds with a colander and pat dry with a paper towel.
To get the most out of an organic pomegranate, eat the seeds while they’re at their freshest and juiciest, and at the peak of their medicinal powers.
Some people suck the juice out and spit out the seed. It is a personal choice but most of the beneficial fiber comes from the seed so it is beneficial to eat it. Organic pomegranate seeds are bursting with a delicious, pleasant, slightly acidic flavor that has all the sweetness of cranberries without the tartness.
I suggest sprinkling the seeds on a green salad or a fruit salad for a surprising taste sensation. You can add them to any recipe that calls for fruit or seeds, too. Pomegranates are often used in Middle Eastern dishes and make a great cranberry-style sauce.
Organic pomegranate seeds are also perfectly delicious eaten all by themselves.
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