How To: Cut and Deseed a Pomegranate

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I do not know how, but it was not until two years ago that I tried my first pomegranate seed. I saw a friend of mine snacking on these little ruby-looking seeds, and was amazed at the beauty of this strange fruit! The seeds looked like little gems, and tasted just as good.

Pomegranate season in the United States usually lasts from around September to February, however they often show up in grocery stores for a brief month or so. Thus, for the last few years, whenever I have found pomegrante for sale, I have purchased at least one – both for cooking and for snacking purposes!

I hope you find this instructional helpful.  Here’s to delicious fruit, the beauty of nature, trying something new, and healthy eating!

Directions:

  1. Gather your pomegranate, a sharp knife, and a plastic cutting board. (The juice will stain a wooden cutting board). Rinse the pomegranate and remove any food stickers.

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2. Place the pomegranate flat on the cutting board, and cut the fruit directly in half. If the fruit is very wobbly, try shaving a thin layer of skin off of the bottom of the fruit to balance it, and then cut.

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3. Cut each of the halves in two, so that you have a total of four wedges. (Be careful here! The juice will stain you!)

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4. Hold each wedge over a bowl of water, and use your fingers to pull the seeds apart from the white membrane. The seeds can fall into the bowl of water, and will sink to the bottom, while any of the white membrane that falls into the bowl will float on the top.

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5. Drain the seeds of the water, and munch away!

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Notes and Tips!:

  • If you do use a wooden cutting board, and find that the juice has stained the board, you can use lemon juice or vinegar to remove the stain.
  • Can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t forget to check out the other ‘How To’ article from A Rented Kitchen, such as How To: Cut a Butternut Squash, How To: Cut a Pineapple, and How To: Make Chocolate Curls!
  • Love pomegranate seeds? Never tried pomegranate seeds? Try these scrumptious recipes from A Rented Kitchen that use this delicious fruit! (Recipe links below):

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