HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT POMEGRANATE
In the Northern Hemisphere, pomegranates are in their peak season from August to January, while in the Southern Hemisphere it’s just the opposite. Choose a pomegranate that has a deep, vibrant color, and that is a bit lumpy. A lumpy pomegranate is a hint that the seeds inside are becoming perfectly juicy! The unripe fruit will often be lighter and will make a hollow sound when tapped. And as is the case with most fruits, pomegranate should be heavy for its size with few scrapes or bruises.
HOW TO DE-SEED A POMEGRANATE, OR NOT!
If you are using the Norwalk Juicer, you DO NOT need to de-seed the pomegranate at all.
You’ll need a knife, a Norwalk Juicer, and, well, a pomegranate.
All you do is cut the Pomegranate in half, place in the center of a juicing cloth, fold and press. Thats it!
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DE-SEED 🙁
You’ll need a knife, a bowl of water, and, well, a pomegranate.
- Flip the pomegranate so you’re looking at either the crown or the butt. You’ll see that there are 6(ish) distinct ridges running down the fruit. Gently score each of these with a knife (don’t cut all the way through but draw a semi-deep line of sorts with your knife) running from crown to butt along the ridge.
- Over your bowl of water and facing away from you, break the pomegranate in half.
- In the water, break the pomegranate at your score lines to create wedges of sorts. And from there you can work out the seeds, keeping the pieces
under waterto prevent pomegranate juice explosions.
- The white pulp will float while the seeds will sink. Strain out the pulp.