Step by Step Guide to Eat Pomegranates
Pomegranates are the delicious red fruit of this appearing in stores during the fall season. They are also known as the Chinese apple. Unlike regular apple, however, he ate seeds. You can also eat white skin surrounding the seeds, but do not eat the hard outer skin.
Although it takes a little work, the tangy flavor and versatility of Granada are a great addition to your fall and early winter menu.
Pomegranates are a superfood, too, which means they are filled with many things that are good for you: Vitamin C, antioxidants, and potassium, among others. Its list of benefits includes the fight against cancer, improve dental health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
This guide will give you tips on selecting, cutting and how to eat the Granada.
Selecting a Granada
In the store, look for fruits that are heavy for their size and in good condition. The skin is very thick and did an excellent job of protecting the fruit, place here and it is pretty good.
Cut the fruit
Your best bet when it comes to grenadiers put a paper towel under the fruit, no matter what surface you are using. The juice stains almost everything it touches and a paper towel can absorb part of it while cutting.
Cut the top of the fruit, then the bottom.
Now imagine the fruit has four equal sections. You want to mark the skin in these four sections. Do not cut all the way through; just go deep enough to break the skin and make the skin white. In this way, we are minimizing the cut in the juicy seeds.
The dry method
Then pull the fruit apart, giving the four sections.
Using your fingers, remove the fleshy seeds and put them in a bowl. Fold the back skin to help you get more seeds away from the bone.
The water method
Or, if you prefer, fill a container with water and place the scored Granada in the bowl, cover with water as much as possible. Pull the fruit separated into four sections and start pulling back the skin of the seeds. This will help the seed is placed white skin and float upward. The seeds sink to the bottom.
By using the water method reduces the juice squirted on you or other surfaces.
Once separate seeds, bone to skim the surface of the water as possible; You can use a wire mesh to help capture more. Do not worry if you do not receive all the rooms, as it is drained.
Drain the beans
Pour the seeds (and water, if using the method of water) in a colander. Remove any remaining bone and rinse the seeds.
Eating seeds Granada
At this point, you can place the seeds in a bowl and eat enough as it is. Or, sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on them to soften a bit.
But it should not stop there: you can use them in different recipes. Any recipe that calls for dried cranberries is an excellent candidate for use of Granada. Use them in salads, as part of the pumpkin filling with nuts, pancakes or even salsa!
You can also use them in your favorite desserts: put them in whipped cream on pumpkin pie, caramel drizzled on ice cream or in a cobbler recipe.
If this is the juice you want, follow the above procedure to separate the seeds from the pith. Take the seeds and put one or two cups in a blender and then strain the juice through cheesecloth. Remember that surfaces juice stains, so be careful when mixing.
Another way to make juice is rolling a Granada on a hard surface while pressing gently but firmly. The seeds pop, releasing their juice inside the fruit. Put a straw or other utensil into the skin to release the juice.
Pomegranates are excellent seasonal fruits and versatility is what makes it a favorite vacation!