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.
Cut pomegranate in half
Hold pomegranate seed-side down over a bowl of water and wooden spatula/spoon in other hand
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!
Continue hitting pomegranate from all angles until all seeds have fallen out into water
Repeat with other half of pomegranate
Using a strainer or slotted spoon, gather the rind that has gathered on the top of the water bowl and discard
Pour seeds and water into colander to drain water
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!)
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