How to Eat and Deseed a Pomegranate (no stains!)

How to eat and deseed a pomegranate the best way. Your hands will not be stained! It’s super simple, and this method is entirely squirt-free!

how to eat a pomegranate

There are many methods of deseeding a pomegranate fruit out there. For example, one method is when you slice the fruit in half, place it into your palm, and over a bowl. Then, with a kitchen tool (like a spatula), you smack the back of it over and over again. Eventually, the seeds fall out of the fruit and into the bowl.

This method is practical, but it’s not my favorite method and here’s why.

There are two problems with this method.

  • One, while tapping the fruit on the back, some of the deep red liquid is splashed outside of the bowl and sometimes onto the walls (and it happened to me!)
  • Two, this method stains my hands, and I am not a fan of bloody fingers.

Overall, my goal is to have a stain-free experience when eating them myself and ESPECIALLY when I serve them to my little ones.

sliced pomegranate

How to Open a Pomegranate (the mess-free way)

Step one: slice the fruit into fourths with a sharp knife. Set aside.

Step two: fill a large bowl with cold water.

Step three: place one of the pomegranate pieces into the water. Gently spread it open. Gently wiggle out the seeds with your fingers. Be gentle not to burst the juice out. However, if it does, it will just squirt into the water and not onto you!

Finally step: drain the pink water and give the pomegranate seeds a good rinse. Stain-free pomegranate seeds are the final result.

how to remove pomegranate seeds in water


How to Eat a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are really delicious, and I highly recommend trying one if you haven’t already.

The taste is sweet yet tart. Each one resembles ruby red diamonds. They are truly delicious in salads, topped onto winter squash recipes, and are creatively used in many savory sides as well.

After I’ve collected all of the seeds. I like to to give them an extra rinse. This will ensure the pomegranate seeds are stain-free and gets rid of any pieces of unwanted membrane.

When are Pomegranates in season?

Pomegranates are relatively available throughout winter—usually between the months of September and ending sometime around January. Grab one while they are fresh. They are sweet and filled with antioxidant power!

a bowl of pomegranate seeds

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how to eat and deseed a pomegranate

How to Eat and Deseed a Pomegranate (no stains!)


  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 0-5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0-minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Seeds of one Pomegranate 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

How to eat and deseed a pomegranate the best way. Your hands will not be stained! It’s super simple, and this method is entirely squirt-free!


Scale

Ingredients

1 Pomegranate

Water

 


Instructions

  1. Slice the fruit into fourths with a sharp knife. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large bowl with cold water.
  3. Place one of the pomegranate pieces into the water. Gently spread it open. Gently wiggle out the seeds with your fingers. Be gentle not to burst the juice out. However, if it does, it will just squirt into the water and not onto you!
  4. Drain the pink water and give the pomegranate seeds a good rinse. Stain-free pomegranate seeds are the final result.

Enjoy alone, use as a garnish for baked chicken, sauteed green beans, or tossed into salads.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Handmade
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to eat a pomegranate, how to cut and eat a pomegranate, how to eat a pomegranate correctly



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