Nov 28, 2011

How to remove the seeds from a pomegranate

How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate without staining your hands, clothes and  the whole kitchen?

First cut a very thin slice off the top of the pomegranate, thin enough that you do not cut the seeds. Using a spoon, remove a little of the center core.  Score 4 thin vertical lines around the pomegranate with a knife. 
Place the whole fruit in a large bowl of cold water. Put your thumbs in the center and gently pull apart the sections. Peel away some of the white skin. Now continue removing the white skin and pulling part small sections until all the seeds are free. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and any white skin will float to the to of the bowl. With the sieve, remove the skin floating on top. Then pour the water and the seeds through the sieve, and there you have it. 

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