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The Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min

This Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds is utterly amazing! And it takes less than a minute with no fuss, no mess, no water!

Course: Tips and Tricks
Cuisine: Tutorial
Keyword: Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds
Servings: 8
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 pomegranate
  • a sharp knife
  • a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon
  • a medium size bowl
  • storage container or zippered bag
  1. Wash the pomegranate well. Any time you’re cutting into a fruit or vegetable with a skin or rind, you take the chance of introducing bacteria from the outer surface into the edible portion.
  2. Slice the pomegranate in half horizontally.
  3. Take one of the halves and hold the cut side down in the palm of your non-dominant hand over a medium-size bowl. Spread your fingers a bit and position the pomegranate over them.
  4. Take a sturdy spatula or a wooden spoon and begin to tap firmly on the top surface of the pom. Don't be afraid to give it some good whacks. If you tap too gently the seeds will not be released.
  5. The seeds will begin to fall through your fingers into the bowl. Continue to firmly tap (whack) until all seeds have been removed. Repeat with the other half.

  6. Store pomegranate arils (seeds) in the refrigerator in an airtight container or zippered bag. Arils will keep this way for 4-5 days. They can also be frozen and stored for several months. To freeze, line a sheet pan with parchment paper or waxed paper. Spread arils in a single layer, uncovered, until frozen, 1-2 hours. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight storage container or a zippered freezer bag.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts are for 1 medium size pomegranate. 

Nutrition Facts
The Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.