I've always loved pomegranates as decorative items in Christmas vignettes
but never knew what to do with them as food. Now I do!
Blake (and a helpful little grocery-store pamphlet) showed me how:
With a sharp knife, cut away the top about a half inch from the crown.
You'll see sections separated by a white membrane.
Score the sections along the membrane and separate them.
Over a bowl of water, loosen the "arils" (red fleshy seeds) and drop them into the bowl.
The arils sink to the bottom and the white membrane floats to the top.
Scoop away the white pieces with a spoon.
Strain and and place the arils in a dish.
Try a spoonful.
Enjoy them as a super healthy snack.
Or get creative and add them to salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
They're loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and K.