As a child ,the Pomegranate was one fruit that I just did not want to eat….it took too long to chew you see…that meant less time for play or other more interesting stuff than eating fruit !!! Today it tops the list of my favourite fruits,I can almost feel the enrichment to my body as I swallow each mouth full and I am on a mission to pass that onto the kids in my family as well ! A bowl of crunchy pomegranate seeds bursting with juice and sweetness really uplifts the spirits,the first thing in the morning !
The easiest way to peel a Pomegranate
This was taught to me by a sweet lady called Regina,who has been a part of our household for many years…until recently I thought it was only me who did not know the nuances of peeling this fruit then I realised that many others were also reverting to the way I was used to earlier, that of cutting the fruit in half and taking it apart….this is far easier and quicker !!!
1.Wash and wipe the outside of the fruit
2.Using a sharp fruit knife make ,vertical shallow gashes on the surface ,on the skin
3.Place it down and cut off the crown
4.Once the crown is removed,the long gashes will become vertical segments that can be just pulled apart
5.That way ,the rest of the fruit can be stored intact,if not eaten.
6.This also offers great ease to pull out the seeds as more sides are exposed !
A bowl of ripe ,delicious fruit !