How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

by inspiredrd on November 20, 2010

pomegranate seeds

I wanted to do a fancy post all about how to de-seed a pomegranate complete with photos and/or a video.  But with all of our traveling, I haven’t had the chance.  So I wanted to share this video I found on YouTube from foodblogga.  She shows us how to de-seed a pomegranate while wearing her favorite white shirt.  Now that’s impressive.

So now that you know how to handle a pomegranate like a pro, you can impress your holiday guests with all kinds of recipes, like my Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Medley or Bobby Flay’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Vanilla-Pecan Butter from his “throwdown” with The Pioneer Woman.  Or of course, you can always eat the seeds plain.  My kids love eating them (with a bib of course).

Are you a fan of pomegranates?

  • Carol Szymczak Plotkin

    Perfect timing on this post. I just bought two pomegranates today!

  • Alysa

    Oh good! Glad I could help :)

  • Gina; The Candid RD

    YEAH!! Thanks for this post! I have always wondered the best way to get the seeds out of those darn things. Very helpful.

  • Alysa

    Gina, I always made such a mess with pomegranates until I learned this. So much easier!

  • Hungrigyrl

    I love pomegranates! I can just eat the seeds plan, or they are also good in winter fruit salad.

  • Renee

    My husband's four-year-old cousin taught me what to do with a pomegranate. Let's just say that my shirt and her mother's counter were both stained, and I only managed to get a spoonful of the little berries out. Maybe with this, I will have the nerve to try again!

  • http://www.txkidskitchen.com Leah @ Kids Kitchen

    Thanks for posting. We have a pomegranate tree (but a different variety) and never knew about this process. What is your favorite way to eat them or use them in a recipe?

    • inspiredrd

      I have a couple of recipes on here that use pomegranate seeds. I love sprinkling them on salads or in yogurt. Yum!

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