Pomegranates are delicious, but more than that, they are a tart and sweet superfood. So why aren’t more people eating them, every-single-day? Answer: They don’t know how to peel them properly or without making a mess.
Pomegranates are an ancient berry native to Persia where the fruit was not only eaten, but also used in dying garments and healing as a tonic for the heart and throat.
Here is the 2 minute, no-mess, peel your own pomegranate tried and true method given to us by one very wise, old soul, Mitzi.
- Choose a firm pomegranate with shiny red skin in your grocery store.
- Fill a large bowl with cool tap water
- Place pomegranate on its side on a plastic cutting board
- Slice through the middle at its "equator"
- In the bowl of water, separate the seeds from the pith. Seeds will sink, pith will float
- Discard inedible pith
- Drain seeds (sarotesta is their proper name) in a colander
- Place seeds in tight fitting container