How to Cut a Pomegranate

It's pomegranate season and I'm excited to see them at the grocery store! And not just because they look gorgeous sitting in a bowl on my kitchen counter, but because they're a superfood with a high nutrient makeup! Pomegranates are originally from the region of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq and are the oldest known fruit in ancient writings. Pomegranates are high in vitamin C, numerous B vitamins and antioxidants which helps in cancer prevention and skin health. They also aid in lowering cholesterol levels.
Consuming pomegranates regularly can help prevent acne and eliminate its root causes by correcting digestive problems and promoting healthy circulation of the blood. The fruit is rich in iron, a constituent part of hemoglobin that helps absorb oxygen. Oxygen is carried to the skin cells, making the skin look fresh and smooth. 
Cutting open a pomegranate is a messy operation since the juice splatters everywhere and stains. I wanted to share a foolproof method to avoid this! 
  1. Fill a large bowl with water.
  2. Submerge the pomegranate in water and cut in half.
  3. Loosen the red seeds with your fingers; they will sink to the bottom of the bowl while the white peel will float to the top.
  4. Drain the water and your pomegranate is ready to eat! 
I like to eat them as is in a bowl but you can also try them sprinkled over a salad or yogurt.

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