Pomegranates- Photos from Shiraz Vineyards

Hello Members,

Steve had a chance to visit Shiraz Vineyards and take photos of opening the pomegranates.  There are six photos below for a visual how-to for extract the seeds.  You can keep the seeds in a sealed container in the fridge for a week.  This is usually helpful for me to use in different dishes without taking the time to open a new fruit.

The pomegranate is an amazing fruit with so many applications from  making your own vinegar to seasoning fruit salads.  There are some recipes on the blog that you can access by the search menu on the right side.  I will be posting more recipes and health benefits of the fruit this week.  Let me know if you have any recipes or tips.  Thanks as always.

Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger

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Step one in opening the pomegranate

Slice the skin down each side

Slice the skin down two sides

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Cut into the center, half way down

Remove the top half from the bottom

Remove the top half from the bottom

Use your fingers to make 4 sections

Use your fingers to make 4 sections

Remove the seeds from each section

Remove the seeds from each section

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One response to “Pomegranates- Photos from Shiraz Vineyards

  1. Aleta Baker

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to share with you the way that I de-seed poms.

    Cut the end off as shown and score, but then get yourself a bowl of water to fit your hands and the pom, and pull it apart under water. This will reduce the seeds flying and staining, and the yellow membrane will float to the top, where you can scoop it off, because the membrane is full of tannins that are bitter and they will, if you do enough poms, stain your hands yellow! Here is an interesting site for poms and their history: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/arfp-natural_dyes_pomegranate_skins.htm.
    cheers!

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