Pomegranates are fruits native to Mediterranean territories but also found in some parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
They are large and round in shape and are often red on the outside. When cracked open, they have multiple red seeds which are surrounded by a white membrane. The seeds have the appearance of red kernels of corn and are the edible part of the fruit.
Pomegranate seeds are a wonderful addition to salads as they add a pleasant tang and crunch.
De-seeding a Pomegranate is a lot easier than thought. Pomegranates can be scored and then broken open or have the tops cut out (as you would the stem of a strawberry) and then broken open.
Step 1: Taking a knife, carefully core out the top (as you would the stem of a strawberry)
Step 2: Taking your hands, gently pull the pomegranate apart
Continue until you have broken the pomegranate into about three pieces (this makes it easier to get the seeds out)
Step 3: Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the seeds into a bowl or measuring cup
Step 4: Using your fingers, carefully remove any bits of the white membrane.
Step 5: Use your fresh Pomegranate seeds anyway you’d like in your favorite recipe