Pomegranate Party Trick

pomegranate-091021-0001Autumn brings us so many tasty delights, I look forward to it every year. I think Autumn may be my favorite season. In addition to beautiful fall foliage, we get beautiful squashes and pumpkins, gorgeous greens, and of course…pomegranates! I always get so excited when I pick up my first pomegranate of the season, and this year is no exception.

pomegranate-091021-0003Pomegranate seeds are not just pretty to look at and tasty as all get-out, but they are packed with nutrition too. They are high in vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants, and fiber, and are low in calories.

I love to put pomegranate seeds on just about everything, and they work really well with both savory and sweet dishes. I will sprinkle them on salads, soups, ice cream, overtop of pumpkin bread…anywhere I can think of.

One of my favorite things to do with pomegranate seeds is to float them in a carbonated beverage. Yes, pomegranate seeds can float! So today instead of a recipe, I offer you this formula for an impressive party beverage:pomegranate-091021-0002

  • Carbonated Beverage
  • Slice of lime (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds

I love to use sparkling water for this, it is an almost-no-calorie treat. The pomegranate seeds sink to the bottom of the glass at first, but then float up onto a wave of carbonation. For a more adult beverage, I like prosecco, or even champagne.

TIP: I promise this trick can make even cheap champagne more impressive!

What other carbonated beverages can you think of to try? (Please don’t say beer!)


6 thoughts on “Pomegranate Party Trick

  1. One of the skills I acquired last pomegranate season is how to peel without the stain of the juice. Gently pearce the skin on the quarter (4 times) from stem to stern. Place in a bowl of water deep enough to submerge. Soak for a while (1/2 hr) Peel back the skin section by section under water, and break into segments. The seeds, as you noted, will float to the top; the rind will sink to the bottom. Viola!

    1. Hey deb! I used to open up pomegranates under water too, but it is actually the pith–not the seeds–that floats. In ordinary water, the seeds just sink, so carbonation is the key.
      Now I open pomegranates without the bowl of water btw. If I am careful, I actually find it to be far less messy!

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