How to Eat a Pomegranate

High in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, a pomegranate gives you a tasty — and healthy — treat. Enjoy the seeds or juice to benefit from the pomegranate's heart-healthy antioxidants.

You will need

  • A sharp knife
  • A pomegranate
  • A bowl of cool water
  • A blender
  • A sieve

Step 1 Cut off the crown Use a sharp knife to cut the crown off the top of the pomegranate.

Step 2 Score the skin into quarters Lightly score the skin of the pomegranate into quarters. Cut from the crown end to the stem end, being careful to cut through the skin, but not too deeply.

Step 3 Break the sections apart Place the pomegranate, crown side down, in a bowl of cool water for several minutes, and then break it apart. The seeds, or arils, will sink to the bottom of the bowl.

Step 4 Eat the seeds or add them to another dish Eat the seeds as they are, or add them to a salad, dessert, or any other dish for a sweet, tart treat.

Step 5 Blend and strain Blend the seeds until they are liquefied, and then strain the liquid through a sieve for fresh pomegranate juice.