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Equipment: bowla strainer that fits in the bowl, a large spoon, and a small a dish for your pomegranate seeds.
To Seed A Pomegranate:
Cut the 1/2" off the top crown of the pomegranate where the stem is, and set aside.
Using a small knife, run the knife down the pomegranate skin along white pith to the bottom, but not through the bottom center of the pomegranate (this keeps it held together for next step).
Continue all the way around the pomegranate until cuts are made down the sides.
Crack open the pomegranate and remove the center white core pith.
Now break each piece over a bowl and pop our the seeds by running your fingers gently over the aril seeds. This does take some time, and remove be sure to remove the white pith bits that fall into your bowl.
Enjoy your pomegranate seeds!
To Juice A Pomegranate Seeds:
Place the aril seeds into a strainer that fits into a similar size bowl.
Press down on the pomegranate seeds with a large spoon, letting the juice drain into a bowl.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a couple days in a Mason jar.
Ways To Use Pomegranate Juice:
Freeze in cute shape ice cube trays for drinks or for healthy sparkling water.
Make homemade Pomegranate Mason Jar Dressing.
Mix into Greek yogurt for a healthy treat.
Blend a smoothie using your pomegranate juice.
Splash into a vodka soda cocktail with a twist of lime or orange.
Ways To Use Pomegranate Seeds:
Sprinkle on salads
Enjoy as a snack
Drop a few in a glass of champagne, sparkling water, or prosecco