How to Open
Pomegranates may seem intimidating, but they are easy to open. This efficient procedure for opening a pomegranate has six simple steps:
1 Cut: With a sharp paring knife, cut off the top about a one inch below the crown.
2 Score: Once the top has been removed, four to six sections of the pomegranate divided by white membrane will be visible. With the knife’s point, score the skin along each section.
3 Open: Using both hands, carefully pull the pomegranate apart in a bowl of water, breaking it into smaller sections.
4 Loosen: Under water, loosen the arils and allow them to sink to the bottom of the bowl; the membrane will float to the top.
5 Scoop: Use a spoon to scoop out the pieces of white membrane that have floated to the top of the water.
6 Strain: Pour the arils and remaining liquid through a strainer.
POM Wonderful makes enjoying pomegranates and healthy snacking easier than ever with POM POMS™ Fresh Arils, a convenient package of ready-to-eat pomegranate arils straight from our California orchards. Known for their delicious, sweet taste and plentiful juice, Wonderful variety arils offer a brilliant ruby red pop of color and deliver a sweet burst of flavor.
- POM POMS are a great way to incorporate antioxidant polyphenols into your diet and are offered in two convenient sizes: a 100-calorie 4.3oz single serving for easy snacking and an 8oz size the whole family can enjoy
- Good source of fiber
Fresh pomegranates are a seasonal treat, available from October through January.