I can never remember how to open a pomegranate. I have spent way too many hours peeling bits of skin and picking out the seeds.  There’s a ridiculously easy way to get to those delicious seeds full of anti-oxidants so, I’m putting it here not only for me but for all you pom lovers out there.

Why learn how to easily open one?  Pomegranates have antioxidant, antiviral and antitumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid.


This fruit contains three times as many antioxidants as both red wine or green tea? Yep!

You’re gonna LOVE ME for this First Pomegranate Tip:

Pomegranates stain everything, so work over a paper towel or polyethylene cutting board you can bleach in the dishwasher.


  1. Cut off the two ends of the pomegranate.

  2. Score 1/4 inch deep into four quarters.
  3. Over a large bowl, gently break open the pomegranate.
  4. With a wooden spoon, hit the skin side until the seeds fall out.
  5. Enjoy!


I learned early in my Pampered Chef business to always give a little more than people expect, so…

Little known BONUS TIP:

To keep strawberries in your fridge without molding for up to a week, remove the greens. They are responsible for the molding of this delicious fruit.

Most people remove the greens using a knife which chops off a good portion of the shoulder of the fruit. Consider the lowly straw instead if you don’t have a corer like some of us pchefies haveChris Manion strawberries for spinach salad


That’s where the most vitamins are, closest to the stem end? Consider the lowly straw instead if you don’t have a corer like some of us pchefies.

Here’s how:

  1. Hold the fruit point side up.
  2. Press a straw into the tip and push it through the fruit.
  3. The leaves pop off, and you know what to do next.