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Technique: How to Open a Pomegranate
Pomegranates are one of my absolute favorite fruits, and since it’s that time of year again that they are in season, I figured I would share a picture guide on the easiest way to open up a pomegranate to get to all of those beautiful seeds! I’ve been cracking into my stash almost every other day and using my pomegranates on various salads and eating them straight by the handful. I find the process of breaking into the fruit to be super relaxing, and I like a tackle a few at a time to have a nice supply of seeds on hand. So with that, let’s get to cracking!
As for special equipment, all you need for this is a big pot of cold water, a pairing knife, a colander/strainer, and a container to hold your final seeds. This process seems intimidating at first, but it becomes a fun habit as you practice! I think this method offers the most whole seeds opposed to other methods that I’ve seen online, so you get the most beautiful fruit out of each of the pomegranates.
Guide below with a picture associated with each step! Happy pomegranate season, friends!