Pomegranates are such great microbiome boosters — they help shift your gut bacterial profile towards a balance that protects against inflammation. But I used to avoid them, as removing the seeds, was just too annoying and fiddly when the only way I knew was cutting them in half and attacking them repeatedly with a wooden spoon! Then I learned this trick — and now I’ve made you this video to share the joy.
Five steps to easily open a pomegranate:
Cut around the top and peel off to reveal the segments.
Slice through the skin along the segments
Gently prize open
Peel off any pith
Coax the seeds out into a bowl (or your mouth)!
What are your favourite pomegranate recipes? I find them delicious garnishing winter stews, or in a pomegranate and parsley rice salad. I also love to scatter them on roast veg with a lemon tahini dressing. For these and other microbiome-boosting recipe ideas, please check out my Instagram feed.
Viola Sampson BSc RCST BCST is a Microbiome Analyst practising in London UK and online. For appointments, please book online.