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How to Prepare Pomegranate

There are many ways to open a pomegranate.

One method is to cut off the top and bottom of the pomegranate, then score along the pithy chambers where there aren’t any seeds. Open the fruit while submerged in a large bowl of water. This will prevent the red juice from splattering and staining your hands, clothes and kitchen. POM Wonderful has a lovely video to show you just how easy it is!

Another method is to simply skip the water completely and carefully cut the top of the fruit to expose the center pith of the pomegranate. Again, score the fruit into segments, then gently piece the center pith and wedge the segments apart. Martha Stewart has a video showing this method as well.

Once the seeds or arils are separated, enjoy them fresh on their own or add them to a multitude of recipes.

How to Freeze Pomegranate

Once you’ve separated the pomegranate arils from the membrane, spread seeds onto a baking sheet and flash freeze. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and use within 6 months. Only thaw what you will use, as the seeds may loose their shape from being froze

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