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Deseeding a Pomegranate the Easy Way in a Minute or Less

October 17, 2019

When you look at a pomegranate, you may feel intimidated at how to deconstruct it properly and quickly. Pomegranates tend to have a bad reputation for being hard to deseed. Don’t let that scare you. Deseeding a pomegranate is not as complicated as you may think. There are tricks you can do to make the entire process easier to handle and make less mess for you to clean up.

Tropical fruits, including the pomegranate, are great for your health. Therefore it is a fruit that you should consider adding to your diet. The tips below will help you get through the process of deseeding, so you can finally enjoy this fruit.

 

How to pick a good pomegranate

 

Use your sense of touch

Touch will be your primary way of finding the best pomegranate. It should comfortably fill your hand and feel heavy for its size.

Use your eyes

The pomegranate should be darker in color and the skin firm.

 

Tips for deseeding a pomegranate

 

Score (cut) the midline

The first thing you want to do is score the fruit around the midline. This cut should be deep enough to cut the skin, but not the seeds inside.

Pull it apart

Pull the halves apart with your thumbs.

Use a bowl of water

Water will soften the pith, or white tissue, of the fruit. Submerge the halves, making sure each half stays down and away from the other.

Hit it

The next thing you do is turn the halves upside down and whack them with the back of a spoon. This will allow the seeds to escape out into the bowl of water.

Extract remaining seeds

Make sure to loosen any of the remaining seeds that are stuck. You can do this with your hands or the spoons.

Remove any extra pith

Scoop out any of the floating pith out of the water. This step is easy because the seeds sink.

Drain

Once you drain the water, your seeds will be ready to eat.

 

Use the method above for easy deseeding and more enjoyment of your pomegranates. The pomegranate is a powerhouse of nutrition. The antioxidants it contains are great for your health and they have a flavor that can’t be beat.

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