pomegranates
How to Cut Open a Pomegranate
Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
This 1-2-3- Step Guide brought to you courtesy of the Pomegranate Council

1. Cut off the Crown, the cut the pomegranate into sections.

2. Place the sections in a bowl of water, then roll out the arils ( juice sacs) with your fingers and discard everything else.

3. Strain pit the water. Them eat the succulent arils whole, seeds and all.

Other Methods:

Traditional method
Cut the crown end off a pomegranate, removing with it some of the white pith. Lightly score the skin in quarters, from the stem to the crown end. Firmly yet gently break the sections apart, following the score lines. Bend back the skin and gently scoop the seed clusters into a bowl, and remove any pith.

Fanning Method
Cut the pomegranate in half vertically. With the cut side up, make 4 equally spaced cuts, 1 inch long and 1inch deep. Hold the pomegranate half, cut side down, over a deep bowl and pull the fruit open but not apart, using equal pressure from both hands. Hold the pomegranate half, cut side down, in the palm of one hand, whack the top of the fruit with the back of a large spoon. The seeds will fall out.