Pink, red, crimson, fuchsia, magenta; whatever colour it is, the pomegranate has to be one of the top five best fruits. It is delicious, it is nutritious, it is pretty and it has such a nice little crunch to it once you get to the seeds. The downside to the pomegranate is that peeling it can be time-consuming and messy but we’re here to help with that. Here is a step-by-step on how to peel this complex fruit:
Step 1: Cut off the crown (the protruding end of the pomegranate)
Step 2: Slice the fruit into quarters from the crown to the stem.
Step 3: Fill a bowl with water. Take a piece of the fruit, submerge in water and remove the seeds from the membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom.
Step 4: Scoop out the membrane pieces at the surface.
Step 5: Pour through a sieve. And voilà. No mess, no membrane (which has a rather bitter taste) stuck to the seeds and so much time saved.
Studies have shown that pomegranate is effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation and some cancers. However, studies are still being conducted. What’s for sure is that pomegranate is a good source of fibre, vitamins A, C and E, and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, folates and ribofavin. It has a high content of antioxidants which helps to stimulate the white blood cells to neutralise toxins in the body. `
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to indulge in this gorgeous and nutritious fruit!