Seeding a Pomegranate - Step by Step

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du

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

Top Review by Lucky in Bayview

Worked like a charm! Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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