Pomegranates are a delicious and often overlooked fruit. They can look a little intimidating to prepare but they are actual quite simple. In this post I will show you the easiest way to cut and deseed a pomegranate so you can start incorporating them into all your meals. There are lots of ways to enjoy a pomegranate but one of the best is eating them fresh. Try them in my winter fruit salad with lemon poppy seed dressing for a real treat!
De-seeding a pomegranate is really as easy as 1-2-3. All you need is a nice, ripe pomegranate, a sharp knife, and a bowl of water.
Slice the pomegranate in half with your knife. It will be a little juicy so make sure you’re using a cutting board. And don’t worry about losing too much juice from the fruit. Only a negligible amount is lost with the cut.
Submerge each half of the pomegranate in the bowl of water. And using your fingers, release the pomegranate seeds from the white membrane. The pomegranate seeds will fall to the bottom of the bowl and the pieces of white membrane will float to the top of the water. So easy!
Skim the white membranes off the top of the water, drain and enjoy your delicious pomegranate seeds. (Also known as arils!)
Pomegranate seeds are absolutely delicious to eat on their own, or to put them in a tasty salad.
Did you try to deseed a pomegranate? Tell me about your experience in the comments below!