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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 deseeding 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

This is how to de-seed a pomegranate the right way. It can be a messy and tedious task, but fear not- here’s an easy method. It’s quick, easy, and will leave your favorite shirt stain-free. There are many methods for cutting a pomegranate, however, this one ensures you get every delicious seed from the fruit with little to no bruising.

Yield: 1 Pomegranate

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

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

Learn how to cut and deseed a pomegranate. It is quick and easy, and will leave your hands and favorite shirt stain-free of pomegranate juice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pomegranate

Instructions

    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 the fruit into four equal parts. Be sure only to cut into the skin, and not into the seeds (if a little juice comes out, that’s fine)

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

    Working with one section, (under the water) using your thumb, gently but firmly loosen the seeds from the membrane. Repeat with each section.

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

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

Notes

Storage: The 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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