Want to learn how to remove pomegranate seeds without turning your kitchen into a scene from a horror movie? Use this easy method.
Pomegranates are super delicious, but getting those precious seeds out can make a huge mess of your kitchen. That juice goes everywhere, and it stains!
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Video: How to deseed a pomegranate
This is the easy way to remove the seeds from a pomegranate. Read the list, or check out the video.
If you prefer a written step-by-step, I've got you.
1. Cut the pomegranate.
Use a large, sharp knife to cut your pomegranate into quarters. It will be much easier to deseed than if you only cut in half.
This is the messiest step, but if you use a sharp knife and take your time, it shouldn't cause too much juice splatter.
2. Submerge it in water.
A big bowl of water is the secret to removing the seeds from a pomegranate with less mess. By submerging the pieces, you'll contain and juice that would otherwise fly all over your kitchen.
3. Pop the seeds out.
Get in there with your hands and gently pop out the seeds. Pomegranate seeds are not as fragile as they look, but they will smoosh if you are too rough with them.
4. Clear away the pith.
In the process of deseeding, you'll end up with white pieces of pith floating on top of the water. Use your hands to clear that away.
5. Scoop up the seeds.
You can drain the seeds in a colander, but I prefer to just scoop them up with my hands. Why dirty a colander when you don't need to, right?
How to store pomegranate seeds
Store your seeds in a lidded container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to five days.
You can also freeze the seeds! Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. After two hours, transfer them to a freezer bag.