How-To: De-Seed a Pomegranate

Originally from Iran, this beautiful winter fruit boasts juicy seeds that are often tricky (and messy) to extract. Here’s our fail-safe method for avoiding stained fingers.

1 pomegranate
Sharp kitchen knife
Medium-sized mixing bowl

1. Using the knife, slice the pomegranate in half on a plastic cutting board. (The juice will stain a wood board.)

2. Fill the mixing bowl halfway with lukewarm tap water and drop in both fruit halves. Let sit for 1 minutes, then gently start peeling away outer rind and white fleshy albedo with your hands. As you peel, the seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl, while rind and albedo will rinse to the top.

3. Remove all rind and albedo, then drain excess water from the bowl. Reserve seeds.

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