How to Cut a Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds provide a host of nutritional benefits. They protect your immunity as well as decrease your risk for heart disease and cancer.

The dark color of this fruit shows it is filled with antioxidants and vital nutrients. A half cup of pomegranate seeds provide a GOOD source of the following:

16.3 grams of carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber 3.5 grams, 14% of the daily value
Vitamin C 8.9 milligrams, 15% of the daily value
Vitamin K 14.3 micrograms, 18% of the daily value

  • 1 ripe pomegranate (the dark red color shows its ripeness)
  1. Take a medium bowl and place it in the sink
  2. Place the pomegranate in the bowl and cover it with water
  3. While under water cut the pomegranate in half
  4. Then cut in half again so you have 4 quarters and keep under water
  5. Pull the seeds so they are detached from the white part of the pomegranate and let sink to the bottom of the bowl
  6. Take the white part that floats to the top and throw out
  7. Once all the seeds are detached pour the bowl into a strainer and rinse with cold water
  8. Separate any white bits that may remain and throw away
  9. Place all the seeds in another bowl with a sealable lid and refrigerate
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