Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kitchen Tip: How to Deseed a Pomegranate Without the Mess

As winter approaches, it is the season of one of my favourite fruits, the pomegranate. It's beautiful ruby red jewel-like fruit is perfect to garnish any dish and the juicy fruit itself is packed with antioxidants. Originally cultivated in the Middle East and Mediterranean, pomegranate seeds are a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

The only issue? It requires a bit of extra effort to get to those delicious seeds. Whether you use it in a cocktail, on top of a salad or sprinkled over a dip or rice dish, the red seeds lend a pop of seasonal colour and a burst of sweet juice...not to mention those added health benefits.

When choosing a pomegranate in the store you want to make sure it is large, firm and that the skin is shiny. The fruit should feel heavy for its' size which is an indication that it's full of juice.

The fruit itself can last for up to three weeks in the fridge and once the seeds are removed it can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

In the video below I'm sharing my favourite way to deseed a pomegranate. It's quick, easy and mess-free. To prove it, I'm wearing a white shirt!

In a matter of minutes, I had a bowl of gorgeous red fruit to enjoy and I know this tip will make your life easier in the kitchen too. Hope you enjoy it!

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