Love these! Pomegranates are one of the things that make me look forward to winter. I have loved them since I was a little girl, and we used to call them "Chinese Apples".
If you pick the right one, you are sure to make quite the mess when opening it.
I won't bore you with a ton of health facts about the pomegranate, but you all know that they contain a high amount of antioxidants, vitamin C, and are rich source of folic acid and vitamins A and E, right? Cool. Because who needs another lecture on fruit? ;) It's better just to enjoy it sometimes!
I like to take a knife and cut an 'X' across and through the top, down a few inches.
Then I just pull the pomegranate apart into 4 sections, and start working on it from there. (since I was taking a photo, I cut that one you see above straight across in half) I don't spit the seeds out, either. I chew down on the juicy buds until all the juice is gone and then I swallow it. You can bet I have one clean colon after I eat a couple of these things. Can't get much better fiber and roughage than that! lol
These are all over the place lately, and I'm buying and eating them almost daily right now. Heads up to all you New Yorkers: Whole Foods in Union Square has them on sale at 2 for $4, and for big ripe ones, not the runts. If you know your pomes, you know that this is a good bargain, and you'd better get down there before WF changes its mind and ups the price!
Hope you all love pomegranates like me. I'm curious, though, does anyone else eat the seeds like I do? By the way, I do that with watermelon too (sometimes). Maybe I'm just too lazy to spit them out! LOL