Alia's Tips: How to Cut a Pomegranate
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Serves: 1
- Complexity: easy
How can we choose a good pomegranate?
The fruit should be as brightly colored as possible, it has to have a ‘healthy look’. Also, choose a pomegranate that is large, which mean it has a higher portion of pulp.
The pomegranate should also be heavy, which means that it will have more juice.
Finally, look at the skin and make sure that it is hard, red, and shiny, with no cracks.
Now we are going to cut the pomegranate without making a mess.
First, using a sharp knife, quarter the pomegranate.
Place the pomegranate quarters in a large bowl of water. Using your hand, start getting the pomegranate seeds, out from their skin – under water of course, so you avoid juice staining.
You will notice that the pomegranate seeds will sink to the bottom, while the white membrane will be floating to the top.
Skim off the white membrane with your hand.
Now all you have to do is drain the water from the pomegranate seeds using a sieve.
Serve the pomegranate as is, in a juice, in a salad, or in many other recipes.
And That’s it – until next time!