Tasty Tuesday – How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

I love the fall. I love the cool, crisp, sweater weather, the stunning leaves, Pumpkin Spice everything (except coffee, I don’t like coffee at all) and pomegranate season!

pomegranates in boxI get so excited the first time I find pomegranates in the grocery store. I miss them after the season is over, so I tend to buy them all. the. time. when they are available. Thankfully our local Aldi has them at a great price, because they are normally between $2-4 a piece. And eating one or two a day could get a little pricey. (And I DON’T share with my girls. I let them have everything else, but the poms are MINE!)

Pomegranates can be a bit daunting to seed. They are messy; if you don’t do it correctly you end up getting bright red pomegranate juice all over. And the stains are nearly impossible to remove from your clothes.

Combining parts of two popular techniques, I’ve managed to perfect a method of seeding a pomegranate that saves time AND keeps the stains to a minimum.

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

First, take a pomegranate and place on your cutting board. Using a sharp knife cut off the top with the stem.

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

Next, take your knife and slice down the sides of the pomegranate sections where you see the membrane (the white part that extends from the center of the pomegranate to the outside edge).

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

Carefully pull each section down and away from the center and pull off the stem and membrane.

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

Separate the sections. And put them in a bowl of water and carefully twist and pull the seeds out of the sections.

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top of the water. Scoop out the membrane and drain the water.

How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

Enjoy!

See? Wasn’t that easy? No reason to be afraid! Unless, of course, you take mine! 😉

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