How to – Get the Seeds out of a PomegranateGeneral, Recipes — By Shannon Schmid on January 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm
Before You start-
Pomegranates are beautiful, and plentiful during the winter months at many grocery stores. But lot’s of people aren’t sure how to eat them. It’s easy- you eat the seeds! Just be aware that pomegranate juice can leave lasting stains on clothing or anything else it touches. Before cutting your pomegranate be sure you have an apron or old shirt on. Also, that your cutting on a plastic cutting board- wood will stain as well.
How to De-Seed the Pomegranate
1 Work close to the sink, or over a large bowl. With a knife, make a cut through the top crown of the pomegranate going half-way down the fruit.
2 Use your fingers to pry open the fruit the rest of the way. Some loose seeds will fall into your bowl.
3 Make another cut, again half-way through the fruit, starting at the crown. Use your fingers to pull it open. Your fruit will now be in quarters.
4 Working over a bowl, use your fingers to pry away the seeds from the peel and membranes. If you like, you can fill the bowl part way with water. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the water while pieces of membrane will float to the top, making it easier to separate the membranes from the seeds. If you are concerned about staining your counter top, you can pry open the pomegranate and remove the seeds underwater.
5 Once you are done stripping the pomegranate seeds from the skin and membranes, skim the membranes from the top of the water, and strain the seeds from the water.
6 These would be great to eat alone, or on a salad!