Pomegranates are my favorite fruit. No contest. I love this time of year when there are heaps of them in the grocery store. I take my time sorting through and finding the biggest, reddest, most perfect looking poms to bring home. Four years ago I wrote a blog post showing how to eat a pomegranate. My method was a slow and tedious, but it worked better than the many others I had tried. Well, thanks to YouTube I just discovered a far superior pomegranate eating method. I’ve been eating them wrong all these years! It’s so quick and easy I can’t believe it. The whole fruit just springs open like, “Hey, eat me!”
1. Cut a small scoop out of the top of the pomegranate around the nubbin at the top. Don’t cut too deeply, because you don’t want to hit any of the seeds.
2. Cut a slice of pomegranate skin from the base of the fruit.
3. Look at the pomegranate from above, and notice that it is not perfectly round. There are ridges that bulge out every so often. Use your knife to lightly score down the center of each of those ridges from top to bottom. Don’t cut deep enough to hit the seeds inside.
4. Place your thumbs in opposites sides of the dip cut in the top of the fruit and gently pull. (not pictured: my other thumb)
5. With almost no effort the pomegranate will fall open with all the seeds intact. I’m pretty sure it’s magic.
6. Sink your teeth directly into the seeds. I like to pretend I’m eating rubies. Nom nom nom. (Eat the kernels whole, don’t spit the seeds out. They are easy to chew, and doesn’t everyone need more fiber in their diet?)
Have you seen this trick before? If so, why didn’t you tell me about it?! ;)