Did you know that in the story of the Garden of Eden, Eve would likely have tempted Adam with a pomegranate and not an apple?* I may be projecting my own pomegranate issues here, but I imagine that today’s shoppers, lured by the pomegranate’s alluring pink–red shade, plump pregnant shape and promise of juicy sweet seeds, experience that same temptation and buy a lot of these fall fruits only to let them go to waste simply because they don’t know how to remove the seeds.
My little photo-collage above illustrates just one of many methods to harvest pomegranate seeds. I like this one because it leaves your work area very clean.
So, if scholars are correct, how did Adam get to those seeds?
*Michael Pollan. The Botany of Desire, page 20.