We received a large bag of granadas (pomegranates) today from one of my Hubby's cousins. My kiddies love granadas and have been eating them ALL afternoon.
A lot of people like to eat pomegranates, but they don't like to peel them because they think it's too much of a hassle and too messy. But I'm here to tell you that pomegranates are very easy to peel, with very little mess.
The first messy mistake many make is cutting the pomegranate into wedges with a knife. Don't do it! By cutting the pomegranate, you're also cutting the arils (seed), causing them to release their bright red juices. Juice equals mess. Only use the knife to make a 1/4-inch incision down the side of the pomegranate.
Using the cut as your guide, break open the pomegranate with your hands like you would break off a piece of bread.
Use your fingertips to loosen the arils. *Keep a damp washcloth nearby to wipe your hands every once and awhile, as well as a lime wedge. The lime will come in handy to eliminate any accidental stains on your clothes.