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How to Cut & Serve Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a tasty, fun, and healthy fruit, but cutting them open can intimidate some. Here's how to cut and serve pomegranate!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Cutting Board
Paring Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 pomegranate
  • water

Instructions

  • Wash the outside of the pomegranate.
  • You’ll be handling it at the same time as the inside, so you will transfer anything on the outside, to the raw fruit you’ll be eating.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the pomegranate in half.
  • Over a large bowl of water, use your hands to break one of the pomegranate halves into smaller pieces, along the membrane lines. (Pomegranates are made up of several “chambers” separated by a yellowy white pith type membrane.)
  • Peel off the exposed pith pieces to expose clusters of pomegranate arils.
  • One section at a time, gently remove the pomegranate arils, allowing them to collect in the bowl of water. I tend to lightly dislodge them with the thumb of the hand that’s holding the chunk of pomegranate.
  • As you go, pick off and discard as much of the white membrane as possible.
  • Once you have all the seeds separated from one section, move on to another - breaking it up, removing membrane, and dislodging arils into the bowl of water.
  • Some bits of membrane will end up in the water - that’s OK for now.
  • Once you’re done, discard the shell and loose membrane bits.
  • Turning your attention to the bowl of water and arils, sort through the fruit to pick out any attached membrane.
  • The membrane will float, unless it’s attached to fruit - so it’s easy to spot!
  • Carefully pour the water off the arils, taking the floating membrane bits with it.
  • Pick out any remaining membrane, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg