Pomegranates are round, yellow to maroon-colored treefruits that are comparable in size to oranges. These unique fruits have a tough outer rind containing tightly packed sacs or "arils" that are sectioned off by thin, white, bitter membrane. Pomegranate arils are juicy, sweet, and tart flavored, with a crisp and crunchy texture. Each aril contains a small, white, edible seed.
Can I blend the entire pomegranate?
No, it'll ruin your smoothie and waste your pomegranate. You only want the arils.
How to de-seed a pomegranate
If you're blending a pomegranate, it can be a bit of work to get all of the arils out, but it's worth it.
There's 2 popular techniques to de-seed a pomegranate.
- Beating it mercilessly with a wooden spoon
- Ripping it apart mercilessly under water