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3 Easy Ways To De-Seed A Pomegranate

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Pomegranates are a popular fruit, thanks to the huge range of benefits they extend to diabetics, heart patients, cancer patients, arthritis patients, and weight watchers, but a difficult fruit too. Difficult because it is hard work de-seeding the fruit without wasting the juice. But here are three easy methods to master the trick of de-seeding a pomegranate.

3 Methods To De-Seed A Pomegranate

CureJoy expert Kami McBride says:

I learned this from a friend born in Iran where pomegranate trees are native and grow wild. She uses lots of pomegranates and pomegranate sauce in her cooking and uses this method to get the seeds out.

1. Beat The Seeds Out With A Spoon

  • Wash the pomegranate well.
  • Hold it with the brown knob (where the pomegranate was attached to the tree) pointing toward the floor.
  • Then horizontally cut the pomegranate in half.
  • Take one half and hold it over a large bowl. You’ll be able to see ridges on the skin.
  • Beat around the ridges with a heavy wooden or metal spoon until all the seeds have fallen into the bowl.
  • Then do the same thing with the other half.

2. Peel The Pomegranate

  • Wash the pomegranate well.
  • Cut off the crown and the bottom.
  • Peel the pomegranate skin with a sharp knife.
  • You will be able to see the areas dense with seeds.
  • Holding the peeled fruit over a bowl, gently pull it apart along the ridges. You will get about four or five chunks.
  • Shell off the seeds from the chunks or eat them directly.

Here’s another method that a lot of experts endorse.

3. Shell The Seeds Under Water

  • Wash the pomegranate well.
  • Cut it into two halves.
  • Take one half and submerge it in a large bowl of water.
  • Now gently release the seeds from the white membrane.
  • The seeds will fall to the bottom of the bowl while the white membrane will float up.
  • Sieve and serve.

Tell us which method works best for you. Or do you have any other trick up your sleeve? Share your unique method with us in the comments section.