05 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

How To Eat A Pomegranate

I love pomegranates. I look forward to eating them every October when they are in season.  What a delicious and unusual fruit.  My mother and I used to eat them when I was a kid. We’d sit at the kitchen table with our bibs on and a roll of paper towels near by. We would make such a mess and laugh.

I found out there is a very sane way of eating these little berries.  First, you cut the fruit open and section it. Put it in a bowl of cold water and gently separate the berries from the membrane. The membranes will float to the top of the water and the berries will sink to the bottom. Drain the water and membranes off and you have the luscious little berries ready to eat out of a bowl with a spoon.  That would be so lady like.

I choose to eat them differently. I cut the fruit in quarters and make a little slit in the skin so I can separate the berries from the membrane. I stick the whole chunk into my mouth and chomp into the luscious berries squirting the ruby red juice all over my clothes, face, hands and usually the table cloth.

Last night I decided to eat an entire pomegranate by myself.  Something told me that I should take my white shirt off and put something over the white tablecloth. I pushed my gut instinct aside and started diving into this juicy red fruit.  I ended up with little dots of red all over my shirt, splashes of red on the table cloth, my cloth napkin was a mess and my fingers were stained for the evening.

I know I could have had a much neater and cleaner experience but it’s all about the fun for me.  I’ve got a little more laundry to do now but it was worth it.

If  you haven’t had a pomegranate I suggest you get one and savor it all by yourself. You can choose to be lady like or not. They’re delicious no matter how you eat them.  In-joy!

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2 Responses to “How To Eat A Pomegranate”

  1. Brenda Dobson 6 November 2010 at 7:36 am Permalink

    I remember my first experiences with pomegranates very well. It was in public school, probably around grade 4, so would have been about 9 years old. There was a corner store across from the school and they sold pomegranates. A bunch of us kids would go over and buy one then “quietly” sit in class peeling them with our fingers and digging the berries out to eat. All that time we thought we were “pulling one over” on the teachers but they knew full well what we were doing but never said a word. I guess the red stained fingers, teeth, mouth, clothing gave us away! It’s STILL the best way to eat them! Now they have “instruction leaflet” sitting beside the pomegranates to show you how to eat them. LOL!

  2. Amy LaDeroute 9 November 2010 at 6:19 pm Permalink

    That’s probably one of the trickier foods to sneak into a classroom. I can imagine the mess you made and you probably ruined a few text books in the process. Funny that the teacher would let you get away with that one.


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