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Tuesday’s Tip-Deseeding a Pomegranate

I love eating pomegranates and typically buy the carton of seeds, but sometimes the store is out of just the seeds, so I have to buy an entire pomegranate.  Then I go home, fight with the fruit to get the seeds out, and give up.  If this happens to you as well, or your grocery store doesn’t carry the carton of seeds, look no further than today’s post for how to deseed a pomegranate!

You will need a wooden spoon or spatula, a pomegranate, a knife, bowl of water, and strainer/slotted spoon, and colander.

Deseeding tools

Deseeding tools

Cut pomegranate in half

Cut Pomegranate

Cut Pomegranate

Hold pomegranate seed-side down over a bowl of water and wooden spatula/spoon in other hand

Step 1

Step 1

Begin hitting pomegranate so seeds fall into water.  BE careful as the seeds will also splatter–wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty because even an apron won’t protect you!

Step 2

Step 2

Continue hitting pomegranate from all angles until all seeds have fallen out into water

Step 3

Step 3

Repeat with other half of pomegranate

Step 4

Step 4

Using a strainer or slotted spoon, gather the rind that has gathered on the top of the water bowl and discard

Discarded Pomegranate

Discarded Pomegranate

Pomegranate Seeds left after Straining

Pomegranate Seeds left after Straining

Pour seeds and water into colander to drain water

Pomegranate Seeds!

Pomegranate Seeds!

Use your pomegranate seeds in morning yogurt, on lunch salads, or to make glazes for dinner or dessert (remember my pomegranate balsamic glaze that I put over pork for New Years Day?  Recipe HERE!)

Have any other tips for me or are you looking for a tip to make your life a little easier in the kitchen?  Leave it in the comments below or email me at newsforchews@gmail.com.

Stay hungry…

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