The Confident Kitchen Series
What is the best way to eat and/or use pomegranates? I have heard many versions and most people talk about struggling to get to the juicy gems (called arils) that are well hidden inside the dry pithy fruit. I thought it might be a great idea to tell you about one of the easiest (and neater) ways of tackling this unusual fruit.
- A beautiful pomegranate
Did you know that Pomegranates are considered a Super Food? They have sources of Vitamins A, D and B-12, and Calcium, Protein, Potassium and fibre, as well as it is a powerful antioxidant. And, they are delicious!
CHEF TALK: The two common methods of extracting the arils from the pomegranate is to score the outside of the pomegranate as shown in the first photo. Pry the fruit in half. Using a medium to Large size bowl, hold the pomegranate half (or pieces) over the bowl and use the back of a wooden spoon to tap firmly against the fruit and the arils will fall into the bowl.
The second method, which is a technique that I prefer, is as follows. If you try this technique, you will have a minimum of pink speckles all over your kitchen (and little faces if your children or grandchildren are helping you).