Cooking Tips

Seeding a Pomegranate

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time.

Have you ever found yourself in the grocery store picking up a pomegranate fruit and was not quite sure how to peel it or what to do with it?

Or perhaps you have made a total mess and stained yourself and everything around you in the process of trying to cut into the pomegranate? No worries…I will share a quick and easy way to seed a pomegranate without making a total mess. Using a sharp knife, cut the crown of the pomegranate off.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

Then, score the skin of the pomegranate from the crown to the stem (top to bottom). You will make 4 total incisions creating 4 equal sections. Only cutting through the skin careful not to cut too deep into the seeds.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

Next, fill a large bowl with cold water. Place the pomegranate in the water and soak for at least 5 minutes.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

While holding the fruit under water begin to break the pomegranate into 4 sections along the incisions that you made earlier.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

Now, using your fingers, pull the seeds away from the skin and membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the skin/pit will float to the top of the water.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

Discard the skin and membrane. Drain the seeds and pat dry on paper towels. Store in refrigerator in airtight container.

Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com Seeding a Pomegranate in water is a simple and less messy way to enjoy this delicious fruit in the fastest amount of time. simplylakita.com

Some health benefits of the pomegranate:

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Contains potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
  • Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
  • Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
  • May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis

Enjoy!

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