How to Eat a Pomegranate

By LeafTV Contributor

How to Eat a Pomegranate. Pomegranate juice can be used to make gelatin desserts, sauces and dressing, while the seeds can be used as a garnish or eaten alone. There is no right way to get at the juicy insides of a pomegranate, but these suggestions should help.

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Eat a Pomegranate

Extract the Seeds

Step 1

Cut off the flowery end of the pomegranate.

Step 2

Score into sections.

Step 3

Place in a bowl of water.

Step 4

Allow fruit to soak for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Break the sections of the fruit open in the bowl of water.

Step 6

Allow the seed kernels to separate from the rind and sink to the bottom.

Step 7

Discard the rind and drain the kernels.

Extract the Juice

Step 1

Press the fruit against a countertop.

Step 2

Roll it back and forth to break open the kernels and release the juice.

Step 3

Puncture or cut the pomegranate to squeeze the juice out.