3-Step No-Mess Process for seeding pomegranates

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Who said pomegranates have to be messy? Not us! Here's the simple 3-step process to go from messy to easy! 

Ingredients

  • Pomegranate

Preparation

1. Cut off the crown, then cut the pomegranate into sections.

2. Place the sections in a bowl of water. Then roll out the arils (juice sacs) with your fingers. Discard everything else.

3. Strain out the water. Eat the succulent arils whole, seeds and all.

OTHER METHODS...

TRADITIONAL METHOD

1. Cut the crown end off of the pomegranate, removing some of the white pith with it. 

2. Lightly score the skin in quarters, from the stem to the crown end. Firmly, yet gently, break the sections apart, following the score lines. 

3. Bend back the skin and gently scoop the seed clusters into a bowl. Remove any pith.

FANNING METHOD

1. Cut the pomegranate in half vertically. 

2. With the cut side up, make 4 equally spaced cuts, 1 inch long and 1 inch deep. 

3. Hold the pomegranate half over a deep bowl, cut side down, and pull the fruit open but not apart, using equal pressure from both hands. 

4. Holding the pomegranate half, cut side down, in the palm of one hand, whack the top of the fruit with the back of a large spoon. The seeds will fall out.

Source: California Pomegranates