Pomegranates contain vitamins like C and E which are supposed to help prevent damage to cells. These beautiful fruits are exceedingly difficult to eat though, due to their seeds (arils) being encased in a tough outer layer and a white gummy membrane inside. The ruby-like arils are stuck within the membrane so deeply they are hard to pluck out.
If you don’t know how to do it, you may waste copious amounts of time grabbing them one by one and crushing the juice out of them, which gets everywhere and makes a mess out of anything that is near. This difficulty is a major deterrent to eating pomegranates. However, there is an easier and better way.
Simply get a bowl of water and break open the pomegranate inside the water, allowing the red fruits to sink to the bottom and the white membrane chunks to float to the surface. Then pour off the membrane and water. The fruit you want will be left at the bottom of the bowl for you to enjoy. This process is very simple, but if you are unaware of it, you may be passing up the pleasure of eating these enjoyable fruits.
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