The Patience to Peel a Pomegranate


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Sometimes you need to put in a little effort to reap the reward. Such is the case with a pomegranate. 

It takes patience to peel a pomegranate.


Lots of folks pass up this powerhouse fruit because it seems like too much work.

Or the seeds have a funny consistency.

Or it’s not sweet enough.

This beautiful red fruit is chock-full of goodness. Some of its many health benefits include:

  • High in antioxidants and potassium
  • Heart healthy
  • Purported to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immunity booster
  • High in Vitamin C and K
  • Cancer inhibitor
  • Fertility booster
  • Astringent – an important taste many of us are lacking

Pomegranates are in season now and are a primo food for fall detoxing. They help draw excess summer heat out of the body and cleanse the liver – both important steps before cold weather sets in.

You can eat them as is, juice them, throw them in a smoothie or a salad.

My favorite way to eat pomegranates is to combine them with a diced apple, shredded carrots, beets, radishes, cabbage and/or kale or other greens. Toss with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and sea salt. Yum!


There are a couple of easy ways to de-seed a pomegranate.

  1. Cut the crown (protruding blossom end) off the pomegranate, removing with it some of the pale-yellow pith. Take care not to pierce the seeds within.
  2. Lightly score the skin in quarters from stem to crown end. 
  3. Immerse the scored fruit in a large bowl of cool water and soak for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit under water, break sections apart with your fingers, separating the seeds from membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl. 
  4. Discard skin and membranes (you can use the membrane/pith in your juice or smoothie – it also has many health properties). Drain the seeds and dry on paper towels.

Or, here’s another quick and easy method:

I learned to love pomegranates because Ayurveda reveres them as a superfood and, well, it’s the fruit of the gods. In fact, it’s one of the oldest fruits known to man.

After all, we have Persephone and the pomegranate to thank for winter every year.

Much love,
Barbara

Resources:

Secrets Revealed: The Powerful Health Benefits of the Pomegranate
Why Pomegranates Are Fall’s Superfruits

Barbara Sinclair is a visual artist, holistic health counselor and energy healing practitioner with a passion for Ayurveda.  Barbara was able to heal herself from fibromyalgia by learning and implementing ancient holistic practices, including Ayurveda. She is now pain-free and eager to share these methods with her readers and clients. You can contact her for an Ayurvedic consultation or energy healing session, or to read more articles on her blog, at barbarasinclair.com. Sign up HERE to receive Barbara’s monthly newsletters as well as weekly practical Ayurvedic tips.

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  1. 10154259780439278@facebook.com' Thomas Bretthauer says:

    Peel it in a bowl of water

  2. 10153514737540944@facebook.com' Tomato Northey says:

    Have these every week just about
    Elizabeth Hajdu

  3. 916979591722044@facebook.com' Christine Lavoie says:

    It’s actually retry easy…slice in half, tap strongly with a wooden spoon over a bowl of water.

    • 876991685710270@facebook.com' Terence Phelps says:

      May this message resonate with you all m. I would love to have the support of all you beautiful souls. I hope whoever sees this can share it, repost, leave some feedback on the YouTube comment box! I did this for my indigos!
      http://youtu.be/PnolildBHXM

  4. 401653890031635@facebook.com' Marlene Portalatin says:

    My 12 year old son does a lovely job peeling it (bowl of water method). He’s our official ‘Pomegranate Opener’ ?

  5. 876991685710270@facebook.com' Terence Phelps says:

    May this message resonate with you all m. I would love to have the support of all you beautiful souls. I hope whoever sees this can share it, repost, leave some feedback on the YouTube comment box! I did this for my indigos!
    http://youtu.be/PnolildBHXM

  6. 132823023741944@facebook.com' Tony Godwin Jr. says:

    Patience? Cut it in half.. beat on the back with a wooden spoon.. boom. You’re welcome. 30 seconds and you’re done. Peel? Lololol.

  7. 1461670184142592@facebook.com' Todd Dennis says:

    Angel Dennis

  8. 1636125333342318@facebook.com' Jessica Potter says:

    You slice it in half, gently bend the edges, flip it over a bowl and cover with a towel and spank it with a wooden spoon. They all fall out with no work or mess.

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  11. 10153810825393013@facebook.com' Kiara Doherty says:

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  12. 10204966858919266@facebook.com' Kevin Arnold says:

    Love these, will have to try the spoon method

  13. 10207733390075828@facebook.com' Colleen Giles says:

    Lynette Lesnak-Walton

  14. 957644227629789@facebook.com' Jasmine Andrews says:

    Even the 10 second method in the video is stuffing around too much. Cut in half. Whack with spoon.

  15. 904936112933840@facebook.com' William van den Heuvel says:

    Cheaper to buy the seeds prepackaged.

  16. 10153204435733650@facebook.com' Mario Moisi says:

    MA Rab R

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    Heshi Peighambari Changiz Rabbani Solly Rabbani Juju Rabbani

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