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Seeding a pomegranate in seconds, really

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Americans are an inventive people, this is genius, watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotati...

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  1. I want to buy a pomegranate now!

    1. And pomegranates are on my list for tomorrow!

      Tips on picking a winner?
      The last 3 I bought were rotten

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        If you figure that out - beyond looking for obvious bruises, browning - please share!

        1. re: AdinaA

          Will do!

          1. re: cheesecake17

            I have always looked for nice firm red skin

        2. re: cheesecake17

          They should be heavy in your hand and have a deep dark red skin. If they don't feel heavy they aren't going to be fully ripe or juicy.

          1. re: HillJ

            Thanks. Am I better off with the larger ones or smaller? Or does it not matter as long as its heavy

            1. re: cheesecake17

              If you find the large ones, buy those. I find the smaller ones are drier and the seeds opaque. Not nearly as juicy..

              http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

              1. re: HillJ

                Thanks. Unfortunately, I didn't see any today. Bought the essentials, got in, got out. Driving was pretty bad

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  Here too. I just started shoveling. Most of the shoppers (myself included) prepared last night for food stuffs. I have a nice lamb stew going.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    I started shoveling, and gave up. Israeli night here- shawarma, pita, Israeli salad, cauliflower!

                    1. re: cheesecake17

                      Oh that sounds wonderful!

        3. Yah, that video is making the rounds these days, thankfully.

          I posted that very same link on the General Topics (had no idea whether poms were kosher or not).

          1. A local grocery had pomegranates 2 for $3 - so I got two.

            Just seeded an entire pomegranate in less than 5 minutes!

            Way cool!

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            1. re: weinstein5

              You have to really pommel that pomegranate. I wasn't hitting it hard enough at first.

              It works, but what it doesn't solve is the thing where one section is brown, but the rest of the seeds are good. You have to look and cut away any bad sections before you start beating the fruit with the spoon.

              1. re: AdinaA

                if you try beating it with a ladel that might help, thats what the persian moms of former students taught me

            2. thanx

              easy and quick