bowl of pomegranate seeds - deseed a pomegranate in less than 5 minutes!

 

Last week my son saw big beautiful pomegranates in the grocery store and I remembered how much I loved eating those as a kid, because of their mess we didn’t have them often.

The kids and I had messily eaten one the day we bought 6 last week, outside on the picnic table, and the others were still sitting, awaiting the mess making, at the end of the dining room table.  I came across this video last night, about a simple way to de-seed pomegranates, tried it, and it WORKED! I wanted to share with you before the pomegranates you bought with good intentions turned bad, or made a mess over everyone’s clothes.

I’ve found that this works best with pomegranates that are still firm– if yours are soft, you may want to use the water method: cut pomegranate into quarters, then submerge underwater and work loose. The white bits will float to the top for easy removal.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in 5 mins or less

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 117 kcal
This works best with pomegranates that are still firm– if yours are soft, you may want to use the water method: cut pomegranate into quarters, then submerge underwater and work loose. The white bits will float to the top for easy removal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pomegranate

Instructions

  1. This works best with pomegranates that are still firm– if yours are soft, you may want to use the water method: cut pomegranate into quarters, then submerge underwater and work loose. The white bits will float to the top for easy removal.
  2. De-seed a pomegranate in 5 minutes or less- step 1 score the skin
  3. Score the pomegranate with a sharp knife, just getting through the outer rind, about 1 mm.
  4. pull apart to split in half
  5. Either pry apart firmly, or insert your knife a little bit and use that as a lever. The pomegranate will separate easily.
  6. Deseed a Pomegranate in 5 minutes or less - step 3 - stretch gently to loosen membrane
  7. Gently stretch (not too hard- it’ll rip apart) to loosen the membranes.
  8. De-seed a pomegranate in 5 mins or less - Step 4 - thwak out the seeds using a wooden spoon or similar object
  9. Use a wooden spoon, or in my case, a metal spoon rest, to thwak out the seeds! Just firmly hit the outside while holding it from the bottom. Allow the seeds to fall into a bowl.
  10. Step 5. Enjoy! I ate a bowl of pomegranate seeds like cereal last night, how cool is that?
Nutrition Facts
How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in 5 mins or less
Amount Per Serving (1 half pomegrante)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 332mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

De-seed a pomegranate in 5 minutes or less- step 1 score the skin

Step 1: Score the pomegranate with a sharp knife, just getting through the outer rind, about 1 mm. (I like this knife– good knives are totally worth it)

Deseed a pomegranate in 5 mins or less - step 2 - pull apart to split in half

Step 2.  Either pry apart firmly, or insert your knife a little bit and use that as a lever.  The pomegranate will separate easily.

Deseed a Pomegranate in 5 minutes or less - step 3 - stretch gently to loosen membrane

Step 3. Gently stretch (not too hard- it’ll rip apart) to loosen the membranes.

De-seed a pomegranate in 5 mins or less - Step 4 - thwak out the seeds using a wooden spoon or similar object

Step 4.  Use a wooden spoon, or in my case, a metal spoon rest, to thwak out the seeds!  Just firmly hit the outside while holding it from the bottom.  Allow the seeds to fall into a bowl.

Step 5. Enjoy! I ate a bowl of pomegranate seeds like cereal last night, how cool is that?

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