When I take the kids to the grocery store, one of their favorite things to do is looking at all the different produce.
I always let them pick out which fruit we get that week; this has led us to trying some new and tasty fruits! Last year they discovered pomegranate, and it quickly became a favorite!
A few weeks ago I mentioned pomegranate on Facebook and Twitter and had one follower who was frustrated by the red-stained fingers they get when opening a pomegranate. I had to share how we learned to cut open a pomegranate!
Next, fill a large bowl with water and soak the pomegranate for 10-15 minutes. This allows the white part to soak of water and become easier to pull apart later.
Then comes the fun part! (This is a wonderful sensory activity for kids, by the way!)
Doing it in the water also keeps your fingers from getting stained.
The berries will sink in the bowl; the white portion will float to the top, making it easy to separate them. You can use a slotted spoon or your fingers to scoop out the white parts to throw away.
My favorite way to eat pomegranate is in a big fruit salad. I love the slight crunch!
What’s your favorite fruit this time of year?