These beautiful fruits are still in season and well worth the effort of getting the juicy and delicious seeds out! I know it can be a hassle and puts people off but I’ve experimented in various ways and have come to the conclusion that the riper the fruit is the easier it is to remove the insides. Score the fruit round the middle with a sharp knife and then twist gently, it should come apart quite easily. Then take a wooden spoon and, holding one of the halves upside down over a bowl, tap briskly on the top squeezing it a little to loosen seeds. It works! Well, I’ve still had to remove a bit of pith and the odd seed but it’s so much easier than the alternative of trying to pick all the seeds out individually!
Lots of claims are made about this fruit but there is some evidence to indicate pomegranate may reduce the risk of strokes by lowering cholesterol. Pomegranates are a good source of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants and may help protect against chronic illnesses too. They have also been shown to increase athletic performance! Well I have my doubts it’ll work for me but here’s hoping.