This is no longer the case.
Last night when I was at my BIL's house he showed me the fastest method for seeding pomegranates.
First he cut the pomegranate in half, and held the cut side over a bowl. With his fingers slightly separated he whacked the top several times repeatedly with a spoon. Right away the majority of the seeds completely fell into the bowl.
He seeded about 6 pomegranates within minutes, and filled the bowl to the top.
I had googled "How to seed a pomegranate". They showed a laborious 7- step method of scoring the pomegranate, soaking it for 10 minutes in a bowl of cold water, and then peeling and carefully removing the membranes. Too much work in my opinion. Should I send them on to Stan?
Once the seeds were gathered, Stan filled the bowl with water. Any left over membranes floated to the top and were easily removed. He then placed the seeds in a stainer to drain the water.
Pomegranates have many health benefits. They are brimming with antioxidants, improve heart health and good blood circulation.
Some studies show that regular consumption not only stops hardening of the artery walls and build up in plaque, it even reverses these problems.
The pomegranate is native to the regions of Persia, and some remains have been found from 1,000 BC near the borders of Eastern Europe.
Many cities in Turkey use the pomegranate as their official logo.
Pomegranates have a short season, but may be frozen. My SIL Kathy will lay the seeds on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, she will transfer them to a zip-lock bag and return them back to the freezer. They can then be used in many recipes.
This morning Mr. Cactus and I had pomegranate seeds on top of our warm oatmeal. Yum!
When the early pioneers first came to deserts of Southern Utah they found it easy to grow pomegranates and pecans. They created "Dixie Salad" which is still a favorite in this area today.
Whipped cream, enough to blend them with.
(Some people also like to add grapes, bananas or crushed pineapple)
When I saw McConkie's pomegranate trees, I wanted to plant one in our backyard also. I originally found a little Charlie Brown type pomegranate twig at Costco for $16. I thought there wouldn't be too much $$ output if it died.
This is my tree now. Right away it began to flourish, and grew rapidly even in the intense heat of summer. I have gone out and talked to it, and told it how proud I am of it's growth. I'm hoping by next October to have some fruit to brag about.