How to prepare a pomegranate

Slice the pomegranate across the middle into halves. Hold one half, cut-side down, over a large bowl. Using the back of a spoon, hit the pomegranate firmly all over to loosen the seeds. Squeeze the pomegranate if there are any stubborn areas. Pick through the seeds to remove any bits of white pith.

Alternatively give a child one half of the pomegranate and a toothpick with which to pick out and eat the seeds. This will keep them amused for a good length of time.

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