Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to Eat a Promegranate

I love pomegranates. Eating them, however, can be a little tricky. The edible part is the pips, which are like ruby red little jewels. But they are embedded in a white pulp, like Christmas ornaments in bubble wrap.

The question is: how to harvest those pips and free them from the bubble wrap? Some people do not separate the eating from the harvesting process, but that can be really messy. If you are eating the pomegranate out-of-doors, perhaps sitting under a pomegranate tree, then it does not matter that the bright red pomegranate juice is spurting out everywhere.

My policy is to halve and then quarter the pomegranate, to separate the seeds out on a surface that can easily be cleaned afterwards, and to divide the pips into bowls.

Yesterday, for lunch, the pomegranate pips were divided into  two bowls, one for me and one for Bow.

Oh, yes, and we eat the pips with spoons. Although in Bow's case, that's only true for a majority of the pips. He has his own special method of dealing with pips that are playing hard-to-get and with the pips that got away!

Everybody's got their own way of eating pomegranate. Whatever way you choose is right, if it works for you. In the end, it's really the pomegranate juice that is the most important part.


  1. Bow is so darn cute! I just want to give him a giant hug:)

    I had Pedro the Parrot out on my shoulder this morning and he snuggled up to my bicept and said, "I love you" in Dave's voice:) LOL

    1. Thanks, Kelly.

      Did you make a video of Pedro saying that? I would love to see it! Bow would, too.