Seeding a Pomegranate - Step by Step

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

WOW! Who knew it could be so easy and not make a mess! From Real Simple magazine Dec/Jan 2011


  1. Fill a medium-large bowl 2/3 full with water.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut the crown off the pomegranate. It's the tufted end. This will expose the inner sections of the fruit.
  3. Score through the skin of the fruit but leave the skin intact.
  4. Submerge the pomegranate in the bowl of water and gently pry it open into sections.
  5. Still working under water, remove the internal white membranes and gently pull out the seeds.
  6. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the surface.
  7. Discard the outer pieces of skin and white membrane, leaving only the seeds behind.
  8. Lift the seeds out of the water and transfer them to a paper towel to dry.
  9. The seeds can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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I've been doing this for awhile & it works great. In fact I just did one minutes ago and went on the site to find a recipe. Great idea to post this, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 January 01, 2014

Thankyou for posting this step by step guide and the taking the time to post your photos too. This really is the easiest way to prepare pomegranate for use

**Jubes** January 26, 2013