Come into the Urban Homestead’s kitchen this time of year and there’s blood splattered everywhere – pomegranate “blood”

Getting to their tangy delicious fruits sometimes causes some uncontrolled spurts (got a direct hit in my eye the other day, stung for a bit) – not to mention staining one’s hands a lovely red color (wonder if they used pomegranates in the old days for makeup) so learned not to wear any good clothes or you’ll have natural tie dye.

While most will be put up (canned or frozen) others will top salad, pancakes and few (er many) handful of these juicy fruits will be munched raw.  MMMMMM


  1. Leslie says:

    Pomegranate raw tastes wonderful with Fritos. Much a few Fritos, munch a few pomegranate seeds. (Though probably Fritos aren’t on your approved foods list!)


  2. Cindy says:

    Have you tried removing the pomegranate seeds while the pomegranate is underwater?
    This will save on your hands and clothes, and the seeds can be strained once you have finished removing them from the pomegranate.

  3. Mary Beth says:

    If you put your juicer inside a big clear plactic bag and reach inside to do the juicing it will catch a lot of the squirts (which if boiling it can be used out of the bottem of the bag) and makes cleanup a lot easier.

  4. arv says:

    I hope you are not cutting through the pomegranate . The way we do is chop the head off ,cut through the skin along the ridges , just the skin without getting to the seed, and then just open it up .

  5. Molly says:

    Definitely try taking one apart under water. Hands, clothes stay clean and all the pith floats on the surface so your “rubies” (as my kids called them) are nice and clean.

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