• Friday, October 18, 2019

Pomegranate Uses

September 5, 2012

Pomegranate seeds are the perfect topping to brighten any meal, and lucky for us, they’re just coming into season. De-seeding this well-encased fruit can get a little tricky, but once you learn how, you’ll want to toss these seeds onto everything. The antioxidant-rich scarlet seeds add an extra crunch to a delicious autumnal salad, a fresh fruit compote, and a rice pilaf. Or, blend the juice into a devilishly good champagne punch. No matter what the occasion, there's always a reason to dress up your dish with this autumn fruit. 

How to de-seed a pomegranate:

Step 1: Lightly score the skin of the fruit into quarters from crown to stem. Do not cut past the skin. 
Step 2: Soak the pomegranate in a bowl of cold water.
Step 3: While the pomegranate is in water, remove seeds from pomegranate skin; the pomegranate pith (membrane) will float to the top while the seeds sink.
Step 4: Discard pomegranate pith and drain seeds.
Step 5: Dry pomegranate seeds and munch on this nutritious, delicious snack.

Photo: courtesy of Leah Rosenthal