Winter time is fresh pomegranate and pomegranate juice time. The hardest part is to cut and de-seed them. There is an easier way to cut and de-seed pomegranates.
1. Before starting, make sure you are wearing an apron. Even though this method prevents the pomegranate from splattering juice stain, make sure you are not wearing anything white or valuable.
2. Cut off the crown of the pomegranate.
3. Score the peel to form segments like oranges. You should be able to tell you are scoring to segments since you knife is not touching the seeds.
4. Dunk the fruit in a bowl of water for 5 minutes and use your fingers to break the fruit into its segments.
5. With each segment, bend it to expose the seeds and pull them out in the water.
6. The seeds sink and the pith floats, so you can then skim off the pith (and discard it), then strain off the water and you are left with the seeds.
If you don’t have a juicer than you can put them in a big steel strainer, inside a hard glass bowl, mash them with a ladle. You can also use a IDEALISK Potato press from IKEA. If you are using a Breville juicer like me, you should juice the pulp twice. Otherwise you have to dump the residues from seeds’ kernels. I make sure there is not a drop of pomegranate juice is wasted.
Let’s drink pomegranate juice, invigorate and rejuvenate!!