Pomegranate Seed

We explain an easy way to remove pomegranate seeds for you. For this method, you need one pomegranate, a sharp knife, a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon, a medium size bowl and storage container or zippered bag.

First, Wash the pomegranate fine before starting. Any time you’re cutting into a fruit or vegetable with a rind or peel, you take the chance of introducing bacteria from the outer surface of the eatable part. After washing, cut the pomegranate in half horizontally.

Pick up one of the halves and hold the slide side down in the palm of your non-dominant hand over a middle size cup. Open your fingers a bit and position the pomegranate on top your fingers. Take a solid splatter, or a wooden spoon (if I have a choice, I like to use a solid wooden spoon best) and start to hit firmly on the top surface of the pomegranate.

This is where some people go wrong. They try this method and it doesn’t seem to work – they’re tapping, not whacking! If you tap too softly, the seeds can NOT be removed. Don’t be afraid to give it some good, hard whacks – go ahead, get all your frustration and anxiety out. You’ll feel much better and you’ll have something beautiful to show for it! (For demonstration purposes, I have the bowl set on the counter top.

When I actually do this, I like to have the bowl down in the sink. It prevents a mess and it gives you a suitable angle to do the tapping.) The seeds will start to fall through your fingers into the cup. Continue to tightly whack until all seeds have removed. Repeat this method with another half. You’ll have a bit of white membrane mixed in with the seeds. Just take this out and throw away.