Pomegranates are as delicious as they are gorgeous, however many are put off claiming the only place to eat them is in the bath! They can definitely be messy and the red juice can stain clothes and sometimes countertops.

The following is the best way we have found to release this fruit of its deliciousness… without wearing it all in the process. Choose pomegranates that are deep pink, large and heavy to ensure they’re ripe and juicy. They can be stored for two weeks in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator for up to a month.

 Try making your own juice for syrup by pulsing the seeds in a blender and straining out the seeds.

 

  1. Put some old clothes on – just in case!
  2. Cut the crown end (the pointy bit) off the pomegranate and discard.
  3. Score the rind of the pomegranate as thought you are cutting wedges – without cutting all the way through
  4. Place the fruit upside down in a large bowl of cold water and soak for around 10 mins
  5. Holding the fruit over the bowl, pull the fruit apart into sections. Then, while holding each section under the water, remove the seeds from the pith. The seeds will sink and the pith and rind will float.
  6. Use a sieve to remove the rind and pithy bits that are floating on the top.
  7. Strain the remaining water from the seeds and pat dry with a paper towel if desired.
  8. The seeds can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days or frozen for up to six months
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