Pomegranate 101

The other day I noticed that pomegranates were on sale. So I picked one up, just for fun. Thought the kids might get a kick out of it. I have only purchased one other pomegranate in my life and it was when I was in my 20’s. For some reason I thought I’d try one. Little did I know that I should have put on some old clothes or worn an apron or bib or something. I had pomegranate juice everywhere!! Splattered on my clothes, the table, my face, the wall! It was insane!

So after dinner last night I announced that I would be cutting the pomegranate and told the kids to make sure they were wearing “play clothes” and then called them over to the counter. They were actually very excited about it and it held their interest for a long time.

Kids and pomegranateAfter my initial cuts, I let them dig at the pieces for a while and eat what they wanted. It was like their own little science experiment. They couldn’t get over how juicy it was and how each little seed burst in their mouths.

eating pomegranate

The kids really want me to buy another one. We talked about how you can use the seeds to sprinkle on a salad or dessert. I think I want to try making some juice next time. Shouldn’t be too difficult.

pomegranate kernels

So if you need to entertain your kids for a while, and maybe even yourself, plan a pomegranate event. You won’t be disappointed–unless, that is, you forget to put on an old shirt.

pomegranate stained shirt



One comment

  1. Janie says:

    I once saw a video on how to cut a pomegranate without making a mess (although, maybe that’s the part your kids like. 😉 ). Try googling or searching youtube. Not sure where I found it, but it worked for me. Our grocery stores haven’t had pomegranates for a year or so, maybe they are just coming into season now, so I’d have go google it again myself. This time I’ll “pin” it (last year I wasn’t on pinterest yet). I’d never had a pomegranate until last year & was surprised to know it was the seeds that were eaten. lol

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