How to Eat a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are full of flavor and loaded with nutrition, but getting to those yummy seeds can be a trick. Here's how to eat a pomegranate using our easy tips - plus our favorite recipes.

In medieval Latin, the word pomegranate means “apple seeded.” This fruit is native to Persia, including modern-day Iran and Northern India. Today, they're grown across the globe.

What Is a Pomegranate?

The arils, or seeds of pomegranates, are loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, including anthocyanins, punicalagins, and hydrolyzable tannins.

Health Benefits

Step 1:

Cut the crown of the pomegranate, also known as the blossom end, off.

How to Cut and Eat a Pomegranate

Use a paring knife to score the peel from the cut end to the stem along the ridges. Repeat this process until you have scored the fruit four times to create equal quarters.

Step 2:

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Now, place the pomegranate into a bowl of water with the crown side down. Use a large bowl and cold water for best results. Hold the fruit under the water until it fills up and sinks.

Step 3:

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