Pomegranates are in season which means they are really cheap and delicious right now. But if you don’t know how to prepare one, their sight can be haunting. You know the joy contained in pomegranate seeds, but you don’t want to have to scavenge through the pomegranate labyrinth, picking out the seeds like a lost monkey who works for treats.
So let me show you my friends, how to conquer the pomegranate and get all the seeds at once.
Step one: make a few incisions into the pomegranate.
Step two: Rip open a section of the pomegranate.
Step three: Fill a bowl with cold water. Casually scrape the pomegranate seeds from the pomegranate. It’s totally OK to get the pomegranate papery walls into the bowl of water. This is because the paper floats, and the pomegranate seeds sink.
In the end, the bowl should look like the picture below. The gross paper is floating on the top while the delicious seeds have mostly sunk to the bottom.
Did you know that some scholars think the forbidden fruit that Eve and Adam ate was actually a pomegranate? Then again, scholars from 13th-century France thought that the forbidden fruit was actually a psychedelic mushroom so who knows.
Step four: Scrape the floating paper out with your hands or some sort of strainer. I just use my hands. Then drain the water.
Now you can put the pomegranate seeds on about a week’s worth of salads, or enjoy as a snack while writing a blog post about how to extract pomegranate seeds.