Tackling the Pomegranate

Pastry chef Heather Bertinetti demonstrates an easy and effective way to prepare a pomegranate, removing seeds from the rind by whacking the halved fruit over a bowl with a large spoon. She also recommends ways to serve this nutritious fruit.

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Heather Bertinetti. You're watching eHow.com. Today, I want to talk to you about pomegranates. You might look at these in the store and say how do I get the seeds out of this and what do I do with it. I want to show you first what people usually do wrong and then a quick easy tip to show you how to get all those seeds out perfectly. So usually what people do is they cut it into quarters and they spend a lot of time trying to get each seed off the membrane and this can be a very daunting task okay, let's cut that step out. So first when you look at a pomegranate you'll notice that it has this little nub. You want to place that on your cutting board facing up and just cut it straight down the middle like so and now we're going to take the back of a spoon making sure not to hit our hand and we're going to bang all the seeds out right into a bowl. So that's about all the seeds from that half. Now we'll go into the second half and we'll do it again. There's plenty of different uses for pomegranates. I prefer to put mine over some Greek strained yogurt in the morning. You can add it to a fruit salad or you can make juice out of it. It's an antioxidant so it's very healthy for you as well. I'm Heather Bertinetti for eHow.com. Catch me next time.

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