Monday, December 12, 2011

Family Evening with Pomegranates

Did you know that there are two ways to loosen the seeds from a pomegranate?  I didn't either until my husband came home the other night with two pomegranates and showed us all what to do.  We discovered that both methods are definitely fun for kids.

For both methods, you cut the pomegranate in half.  Then you either

1.  Pull each half apart into large pieces and submerge in water.  Little fingers can easily pull off the seeds this way.


2.  Turn each half upside down and whack with a heavy spoon so that the seeds fall off into a bowl.  Also fun!

Then of course, lay the seeds out on a plate so they can be admired, touched, and eaten.  I love how they glisten like jewels!


Carissa Bonham said...

i never knew you could wack a pommegrante with a spoon and have the seeds come out!  I've always done it in a bowl. Great job. 

Melissa Howard said...

We love pomegranates. My youngest loves them so much so that she actually uses her own money to buy them.

maryanne @ mamasmiles said...

What fun! We'll have to try both of these methods!