Pomegranates are a popular fruit, eaten on their own, added to salad or served over ice cream. They are rich in antioxidants and a popular seasonal choice. Getting down to those delicious seeds is no easy task. You'll likely squirt juice everywhere, stain your fingers and maybe even your shirt. I love digging into a pomegranate, but dread the mess and end up wasting half the seeds. Restaurants use pomegranates in their dishes but I avoid it because mine always end up damaged. I can't be the only on struggling with this, certainly somebody has a better technique than what I'm doing. I found one, tried it out last night and it worked wonderfully.
The instructions on how to de-seed a pomegranate
only take a few minutes. You'll extract all the seeds, leaving them in perfect condition and won't have the messy juices to deal with. Here's how:
- Cut off crown of the pomegranate.
- Score the rind in several places. Cut just deep enough to go through the rind but not hit the seeds.
- Soak pomegranate in water for 5 minutes.
- Break apart pomegranate.
- Remove rind and membranes.
- Remove seeds from bowl.
I was shocked how easily the rind and membranes came apart, releasing the seeds into the water. For those of you who have never struggled with a pomegranate you'll find this a silly post. For those of you who know exactly what I'm talking about, you'll be shocked at how easy this can be.