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Never used a fresh pomegranate? Here’s how.

By Hilary Meyer, November 29, 2010 - 9:46am

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Hilary asks: How do you use pomegranates for cooking and eating?


I would like to make pomegranate Jelly.... any recipe??


02/27/2012 - 2:54pm

thank you !!!!! i just recently discovered this wonderful fruit (via pure pom drink) and was wondering on how to use the fruit fresh ... this article and pic demo was perfect !!!!!


11/27/2011 - 8:11pm

Pomegranates are a great addition to kiwi salsa or any other fruit-based salsa recipes!


12/03/2010 - 2:55am

How can we cook eith pomegranates, there are hard seeds in the fruit. I usually just chew the juice and spit out the seed.


12/01/2010 - 8:17am

I don't use pomegranates for cooking and just eat them like that, the only thing is they have seeds in them, you can't cook with them with seeds. I don't swallow the seeds, I don't think I should, and if you wait until they are almost without seed, the pomegranate is no good, all soft and not looking to good. What are you supposed to do, how do we choose one that has ripe seeds?


12/01/2010 - 7:06am

Well thanks for the tips of getting the seeds out without having a mess like my stained walls and clothes.. i tried using a spoon.. ha I will never do that again but now tell us how to eat them.. the seeds are bitter so can u seperate the fruit from the seeds??



11/30/2010 - 11:15pm

I had the same question. I love pomegranate juice but I hesitate to swallow those seeds.


11/30/2010 - 8:58pm

Ok. I now know how to get the seeds out of the fruit, but how do you separate enough the juice off of the seeds to use in a recipe?


11/30/2010 - 4:40pm

Been using the underwater technique for years: it helps seperating the seeds from pith, but even more important it saves your counter and clothing from the intensely staining juice. Gotten used to eating the arils (seeds) just like they are: not really hard, more like seeded grapes. Agreed it would be nicer without the crunch, but even so there's good nutrition in seeds. I make a salad with grapefruit sections (membrane removed), bitesized cubes of jicama and then sprinkle pomegranate seeds: great combo of flavors and textures.


11/30/2010 - 1:42pm

I've taken the seeds out of pomegranates before and used them to garnish a salad, but the seeds are hard! You can't bite them. How are you supposed to actually eat them?


11/29/2010 - 2:45pm

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