Pomegranates are a great source of vitamin C, B5, fiber and they are also antioxidants and anti-viral. But they are a pain to open! Every time I've eaten a pomegranate it's a struggle to pick out all those little encased seeds. Well I just learned an old Indian method to open one and I wanted to share it with you. It's a cinch!
How to Open a Pomegranate
Score the pomegranate crossways and wedge open with your knife. Break the halfs into quarters and then one at a time over a medium size bowl, hold each quarter, skin side up in the palm of one hand and hit the skin all over with the flat side of a wooden spoon with the other hand. The seeds will fall out of the pods and into the bowl - all of them!
This method has taken the dread out of pomegranates for me. I am off to make a pomegranate smoothie for my family now!