Pomegranates are one of my favorite fall/winter fruits. Besides having a sweet taste, they are also beautiful to photograph. The edible part of the pomegranate is actually its seeds, which are also known as arils. Pomegranates are high in Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Roughly 1 pomegranate is equal to 1 cup of fruit.
Do you know how to cut a pomegranate? I can’t say that I know the right way, but I put together a series of photos to show you how I cut them. Before you start…BEWARE… pomegranate juice stains!
make sure you have a large working space and a sharp knife
it’s about to get messy
cut all the way through
make a small cut into one of the halves, pull apart the two halves with your hands
I use my fingers to pull out all the seeds, it’s helpful to have a bowl to place them in
this image shows what the inside looks like as you start to remove the arils
these are all the arils that came from that small piece of skin
you don’t have to do it all at once, place half the pomegranate in a plastic bag and leave it in the fridge for later