Pomegranates are a marvelous superfruit, filled with tons of beautiful things like antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and much more. We’ve all had our share of pure pomegranate juice, and maybe even some pomegranate-filled healthy treats, but my question to you is: Have you ever eaten just a pomegranate?
Until today, I never had… simply because I had no idea how to remove those deliciously juicy seeds to begin with! As it turns out, deseeding a pomegranate is incredibly easy. All it takes are a few tools and a few seconds’ time.
Aside from the pomegranate in question, all you need is a bowl, a knife, and something with which to whack the seeds out of the fruit – I used a large wooden spoon.
First, make a cut along the center of the outside perimeter of the fruit – it only has to be a few millimeters deep. The key is to score the peel and some of the pulp without cutting into the seeds. Then, pry the fruit open.
Loosen the seeds by grabbing each half with both hands, and pulling outwards. Then, flip one half over (so the seeds face downward), hold it over the bowl, and whack it all over until the seeds fall into the bowl. Remove any piece of pulp that may have fallen in, and repeat with the other half of the fruit.
VOILA! Fresh pomegranate seeds for your enjoyment.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, pomegranates are in season from about September through February, so go get your hands on one and try this out! Just be sure not do this on a white bed wearing a white top like I did. Some seeds may go flying… and they have a tendency to stain!