I’d like to share the best way to open, clean and eat a pomegranate with you! My family has been growing pomegranates for decades, so we’ve tried every method around. Here’s the easiest way to get the seeds (they’re actually called arils – they contain the pomegranate seed and the juice of the fruit) out of a pomegranate for eating.
1 – lay the pomegranate on it’s side, and cut directly through the center
2 – hold the pomegranate half, cut side down, over a large bowl
3 – smack the top of the pomegranate with a large spoon (I use a wooden one) so the arils fall into the bowl. rotate the pomegranate half so you can remove all the arils.
4- repeat with the other half of the pomegranate, then throw out the rind and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
You can freeze the arils if you’d like to use them later – here’s the easiest way:
Line a sheet pan (or flat-bottomed pan that will fit in your freezer) with wax or parchment paper. Spread the arils out in a single layer on the pan, and freeze for 4-6 hours. Then pour the frozen arils into a freezer bag or airtight container. They’ll be individually frozen for easy use.