How to Eat Pomegranate: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Eat Pomegranate: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Eat Pomegranate: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

Pomegranate is a delicious and exotic fruit that is highly praised for its health benefits. Adding it to your daily meals is a great way to get more fiber, potassium and vitamin C into your diet. If you love pomegranates and are looking for more ways to eat them, or if you're just curious to try them, read on.


Method 1 of 2: Removing Pomegranate Seeds

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Step 1. Choose a pomegranate with a thin, rough and unbroken skin

The heavier the fruit, the juicier the fruit.

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Step 2. Cut off the crown with a sharp knife

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Step 3. Mark the pomegranate with cuts, as if you were breaking it into quarters

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Step 4. Soak it in cold water

The water will loosen the seeds to make them easier to collect.

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Step 5. While the pomegranate is under water, gently separate it into quarters

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Step 6. Run your fingers over each slice to begin separating the seeds

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Step 7. Remove the seeds, which are likely to be floating in the water

Then let them dry for 5 minutes.

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Step 8. Save the seeds if you don't want to eat them right away

You can put them in a container and chill them for up to three days or freeze them for up to six months.

If you don't want to waste the shell, leave it intact, make a sculpture out of it, put a candle inside and you're done

Method 2 of 2: Eating Pomegranate in Various Ways

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Step 1. Enjoy the pomegranate by itself

You can eat it in the morning, as an afternoon snack or supper. There are two main ways to eat pomegranate:

  • Eat the arils with a spoon, as you would a bowl of cereal. You can eat the seeds or spit them out.
  • You can also cut the pomegranate into large pieces, pick them up and bite into the seeds. This is a messier method and will require a lot of cleaning.

    Also, the pomegranate rind can be a little bitter, so avoid biting it too much. This method is for people who like a more active eating experience

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Step 2. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over various foods

If you don't have time to cook but want to make what you eat more interesting, there are a few ways to turn your ordinary meals into exotic flavors. Here are some things to try:

  • Sprinkle the seeds in your cereal or breakfast oats.
  • Mix the seeds into your orange or apple juice.
  • Mix the seeds into your black tea for a stronger flavor.
  • Sprinkle them over sleeves and enjoy.
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Step 3. Add pomegranate seeds to a variety of soups

They can be just the right touch for an ordinary soup, taking it to the next level. Here are some soups you can make with pomegranate seeds:

  • Pomegranate soup.
  • Pomegranate vegetarian soup.
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Step 4. Put pomegranate seeds in a variety of salads

They will give a different taste to different salads, from fruit to traditional greens. Here are some things to try:

  • Add pomegranate seeds to a salad of roasted pumpkin, spinach and feta cheese.
  • Use the seeds in a walnut, goat cheese and spinach salad using a light honey-based dressing.
  • Make a salad of papaya, pomegranate seeds and mango. Add lemon juice for a special touch.
  • Make a salad of ripe grapes, pomegranate seeds and pears.
  • Prepare a salad of pomegranate seeds, blueberries and persimmons.
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Step 5. Add pomegranate seeds to a variety of beverages

They can add a unique, penetrating flavor to a range of smoothies, alcoholic drinks and juices. All you need to do is place the seeds in a blender until they are liquefied and then pour the liquid through a strainer. Here are some drinks to try:

  • Make pomegranate juice (which you can then use to make a mojito!).
  • Get ready for a relaxing evening with a bottle of pomegranate wine.
  • Create a healthy drink by making a mango smoothie.
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Step 6. Use pomegranate seeds to make your dessert more interesting

They can help add variety and flavor to a variety of desserts. Here are some things to try:

  • Make lemon bars.
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over yogurt or ice cream.
  • Sprinkle them over a chocolate cake. You can sprinkle some raspberries along with them.


  • Pomegranate arils can also be frozen for later use. Spread them out on parchment paper in the freezer. While they are frozen, place them in a freezer bag and back in the freezer.
  • The pomegranate is traditionally eaten by Jews on Rosh Hashanah.

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