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How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

March 21, 2016 | 1 Comment
How to Cut and De-seed A Pomegranate. Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Fear not- here’s a method of How to Cut and De-seed A Pomegranate. It’s quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. There are many methods of cutting and de-seeding pomegranates, however, this method ensures you get every delicious seed from the fruit little to no bruising.

Fill a large bowl with cold water; then, slice the small crown off the top of the pomegranate. You should be left with something that looks like the picture above. After the crown is sliced off, begin to score the skin of your pomegranate into four equal parts. Be sure only to cut into the skin, and not into the pomegranate seeds (if a little juice comes out, that’s fine)

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Place the scored pomegranate into the bowl of cold water.

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Proceed to separate each section under the water

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Working with one section of the pomegranate (under the water) using your thumb, gently but firmly loosen the seeds from the membrane. Repeat with each section. And smile because pomegranate juice is not flying all over your white kitchen and staining your favorite white shirt. Yay to no stains!

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Be sure to have a bowl to the side, so you can toss away any membrane– the white pith from the pomegranate- it’s not appetizing. All of the pith should float to the top and the seeds should stay at the bottom of the bowl. Skim off any white pith from the bowl of water.

Cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate can be a messy and tedious task. Here is a method that is quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. | sophisticatedgourmet.com

Place the pomegranate seeds in a colander, give them a quick wash under cold water. Then, enjoy!

Note: The pomegranate seeds should keep for a couple of days in an airtight container placed in the refrigerator.

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  • Reply Naseem April 30, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Did just as you wrote today! Lucky to get my hands on a couple gorgeous pomegranates….. Usually very hesitant to buy them because of the mess. I love this water method. Doesnt ruin the seeds Ike the spoon methods do and I think the spoons one is a huge mess.

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