How to DeSeed a Pomegranate
Let’s talk pomegranates. They are:
- packed with nutrients (who knew those little nuggets could be made of so many good things– Vitamins K, C, B, Folate, Phosphorus, etc.) and
- indicative that fall/winter are on their way (pomegranate season grows from October through February)!
Here’s the thing with them, though. These seeds are a bit stubborn. Oh, and they can stain everything. May I persuade you to see there is another way to ensure a stain-free method to the goodness at the other end?? Because there is a way to enjoy the seeds practically hassle-free! Just following these steps. I promise–they’re worth the reward when you have a massive bowl-full of tiny red edible rubies. Here are the simple things on how to remove pomegranate seeds.
You’ll need these things:
- Cutting board (darker the better, so the red color from the seeds is more easily hidden)
- Sharp knife
- Bowl of water (big enough to fit both of your hands and a pomegranate)
- A pomegranate
Step 1. Cut the pomegranate into 4 pieces.
Step 2. Dunk the pomegranate into the water, seed-side facing down.
Step 3. Underwater, pick out the seeds and let them fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Step 4. Once all seeds are extracted, pour out the water from the bowl (use your hand as a guard to keep the seeds from falling out).
And you’re done! It is as easy as that–No red-dye mess. No time-consuming and labor-intensive work, just ease. And a delicious reminder of the chilly air and holidays approaching.
Pomegranate recipe: Dairy-free | Gluten-free | Vegan