How to Eat a Pomegranate



From the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida and wikihow.com

Method 1

How to Eat a Pomegranate
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(Jeff Moersfelder, USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA, provided the method; Kathy Snyder, CREC, provided the images and an unknown California grower provided the fruit.)

To eat a fresh pomegranate, slice off a piece of the skin on the stem end to create a flat surface (upper left); ring the blossom end to remove a "cap" of the skin and expose the interior of the fruit (upper right); score the skin along each side of the segments (lower left) and then pull the fruit apart (lower right) to expose the seeds which are then easily removed from the supporting tissue. 1

Method 2 2

Pick a pomegranate that has thin, tough, and unbroken skin. Cut off its crown with a sharp knife.
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Pick a pomegranate that has thin, tough, and unbroken skin. The heavier the pomegranate is, the juicier it will be.
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Cut off its crown with a sharp knife.
Score the pomegranate with cuts as if you are going to break it into quarters. Soak it in cold water. The water will loosen the seeds to make them easier to collect.
Fig. 4 magnifying glass Fig. 5 magnifying glass Score the pomegranate with cuts as if you are going to break it into quarters.
While the pomegranate is under water, gently pull fruit apart into quarters. Run your fingers through each quarter slice to start separating the seeds.
Fig. 6 magnifying glass While the pomegranate is under water, gently pull fruit apart into quarters.
Fig. 7 magnifying glass Run your fingers through each quarter slice to start separating the seeds.
Scoop the seeds up which should mostly be floating on the top of the water. then let dry for 5 minutes. Store the seeds if you don't want to eat them right away. You can lay them flat in a container and refrigerate them for up to three days, or freeze them for up to six months.
Fig. 8 magnifying glass Scoop the seeds up which should mostly be floating on the top of the water. then let dry for 5 minutes.
Fig. 9 magnifying glass Store the seeds if you don't want to eat them right away. You can lay them flat in a container and refrigerate them for up to three days, or freeze them for up to six months.



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Bibliography

1  "How to Eat a Pomegranate." crec.ifas.ufl.edu. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science, CREC, Citrus Research and Education Center. Last modified: Tuesday May 07 2013. Web. 13 June 2014.
2 "Removing the Seeds from the Pomegranate". wikihow.com. Web. 13 June 2014.

Photographs

Fig. 1 Snyder, Kathy. How to Eat a Pomegranate. N.d. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Science, CREC, Citrus Research and Education Center. crec.ifas.ufl.edu. Web. 13 June 2014.
Fig. 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Removing the Seeds from the Pomegranate. N.d. wikihow.com. Web. 13 June 2014.

Published 13 June 2014 LR. Last updated 27 July 2015 LR
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