How to Seed a Pomegranate in Two Minutes

I love a good pomegranate! They are in season for such a short time I try to eat them as much as I can while I have the opportunity. But sometimes getting those seeds out can be tricky and/or messy. Of course buying packaged seeds is always an option but and I am not a huge fan for three reasons: first, they aren’t always very fresh and second, they are more expensive, and last, they are sold in plastic and I am trying to reduce my use of plastic. Luckily I came across an easy method to seed a pomegranate that only takes about two minutes!
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How to Seed a Pomegranate in Two Minutes

Start by Scoring:

The first step is scoring the pomegranate instead of cutting it in half. This means you just cut through the skin all the way around the fruit, halfway between the top and bottom.

How to Seed a Pomegranate in Two Minutes

Then Open It Up:

Use your fingers to pull apart the two sides. Notice that white membrane that covers some of the seeds? Peel it off.

How to Seed a Pomegranate

After peeling the white membrane off, the seeds will be exposed and they will all be whole because you pulled the pomegranate apart instead of cutting it in half. No waste and no messy juice!

How to Seed a Pomegranate

Then Smack the Heck Out of It!

Turn one of the pomegranate halves over in your palm, spread your fingers wide so the seeds can fall through them, and smack the bottom of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon over and over until all the seeds are out. This usually takes about 30 seconds a side.

How to Seed a Pomegranate

Voila! Time to Eat!

Pomegranates are so tasty and colorful and they add a nutritional boost to any meal. Click here for the recipe for the salad below.  But I have more too…Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Mango Pomegranate Chicken Salad, Crispy Salmon Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Pom Seeds, and Steel Cut Oats with Seasonal Fruit

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20 thoughts on “How to Seed a Pomegranate in Two Minutes

  1. Wow! I never knew it was that easy! I’ve paid probably 2x what a pomegranate costs just to get the seeds already out. I’m glad to see it’s not hard to do myself!

  2. Omgosh, I love pomegranates! Plus I’m all for banging the heck out of my food. I think that’s why I like seafood bakes so much. Lol. Thanks for the awesome tip!

  3. Sounds weird but, pomegranate is my favorite fruit and was a staple where I grew up in Spain. I have always done the bath-bowl method and never tried just smacking an end of it; going to try it next time I grab some 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Oh my…really? It’s that simple? Thank you for showing the rest of us what we probably should have figure out on our own! PS – Your apron is ADORABLE!!

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