Easy, No Fuss, No mess Way to Cut and Seed a Pomegranate.
Today I am excited to show you how to cut and seed a pomegranate in less than two minutes and without water so you can spend the rest of the time enjoying this fruit. Let’s just say that when plum, ripe pomegranate seeds burst in your mouth, it can rightly be described as pure bliss. Pomegranate is a happy fruit, and the juice is downright satisfying! Am sure you will agree if you do eat pomegranates.
On the other hand, pomegranate can easily elevate any dish if you choose to use it to garnish; check out my turkey bites. Unfortunately, cutting or seeding a pomegranate is typically not easy, but that ends today. Learn how to cut and seed a pomegranate without water - this easy to follow steps will get you eating pomegranates! Click To Tweet
What is Pomegranate?
Pomegranates belong to the berry family, known scientifically as Punica granatum; it produces rounded red fruits with plum juicy edible seeds. On the other hand, I think pomegranate is a happy fruit; the color and taste will get you excited and energized to take on the world. Pomegranate is sometimes fondly referred to as POM or POM wonderful – and if you are wondering, yea, this fruit is wonderful, INDEED. Now let me show you how to seed a pomegranate. Deal? DEAL!
Benefits of Pomegranate:
- The pomegranate fruit has several benefits; like most fruits and vegetables, pomegranate is packed with essential minerals and vitamins.
- Punicalagins and punicic acid are potent antioxidants inherent in a pomegranate; these are health-promoting and incredible.
- Anti-inflammatory Powers: adding pomegranate to your diet would be great, especially if you intend to reduce inflammation. You can add pomegranate seeds to salads, oatmeal or use them to garnish.
- Pomegranate can help fight certain cancers, such as prostate and breast cancers. In other words, pomegranate can greatly help women and men.
Do you eat pomegranate? How do you usually seed a pomegranate? For tips on how to cut and seed a pomegranate, please keep reading.
When is Pomegranate in Season?
October, November, and December are POM time, also known as pomegranate season, because they are in abundance at that time of the year. Well, have you ever wondered why a lot of Thanksgiving and Christmas foods are garnished with pomegranates? This is why, they are in season during Thanksgiving and Christmas, equally meaning that they are cheap at this time of the year.
How to easily Seed a Pomegranate without Water.
The very easy way to remove pomegranate seeds without using water is actually easier than it may seem. First, cut the pomegranate, and then de-seed the pomegranate by gently pulling the arils from the unedible thick white membrane. You see how easy it is to seed a pomegranate? 🙌🏾
Step One: Cut a Pomegranate:
- To cut the pomegranate, first make a circle around the crown, and gently pull it off. (Please watch the video tutorial.)
- Second, cut vertically from the crown to the bottom; make four vertical lines like I did in the photo. Try to cut only the skin when creating the line; closely follow the veins. This will help the fruit to tear apart.
Cutting the pomegranate may look easy, but if you randomly slice a pomegranate fruit, you may accidentally slash the juicy arils.
Step Two: Seed a Pomegranate:
- First, tear this fruit apart from the crown to the bottom following the line.
- To seed a pomegranate, use your clean hands and gently pull or push the arils (seeds). Make sure to have a bowl to prevent it from falling everywhere.
Rinse the Seeds after you Seed a Pomegranate?
- Yes, after you cut and seed a pomegranate, rinse properly and gently, then you can enjoy them as snacks, in salads, in oatmeal, juice, as garnishing., etc. So, friends, there you have it, how I typically cut and seed a pomegranate fruit without water each time.
Cut and Seed a Pomegranate, Store for Later.
- After cutting and seeding a pomegranate, the next thing would be to eat/use it, and if you can’t finish it, you may need to store the remaining. Store in the fridge for a couple of days; freeze if you wish to keep pomegranate seeds for longer. We always finish our POM seeds in 2 days, so there is always no need freeze it! I have never frozen pomegranate seeds.
Where can I Buy a Fresh Pomegranate?
- You can buy pomegranates from your grocery store on the fresh fruit aisle. I always buy some from Walmart, Publix, or Commissary.
What Can I make with Pomegranate Seeds?
- Make pomegranate juice with pomegranate seeds; pomegranate juice is sweet, tart, refreshing, and nutritious. If you haven’t had pomegranate juice before, stop it. You need it ASAP! A perfect non-alcoholic drink for every occasion and suits both young and old. This Fresh and bubbly pomegranate juice is easy to make; plus, it is healthy and delicious! Learn how to make it and thank me later.
Learn the easy way to cut and seed a pomegranate fruit in less than two minutes. With this method, you will know how to de-seed a pomegranate without water. Trust and believe that this step by step guide is the best way to seed a pomegranate, and it never fails.
- Wash and dry your pomegranate with a paper towel.
- To cut the pomegranate, first, make a circle around the crown and gently cut it off, exposing the seeds.
- Then vertically from the top (crown) to the bottom, make four – six vertical lines on the veins. Do no cut deep into the skin when creating these lines; closely follow the vein lines and cut only the skin. Avoid cutting into the seeds, if not the juice will burst.
- Using your hands, pull the arils (seeds) away from the thick white membrane; this little force helps the pomegranate seeds release and then fall out. I love doing this, it is so soothing. Make sure to have a plate/bowl to contain and prevent it from falling everywhere.
- Add all the seeds to a bowl of water; the remaining white membrane will float, remove them, Then rinse the pomegranate seeds, and add to a clean plate.
- Store in the fridge for a couple of days; freeze if you wish to store pomegranate seeds for longer. (Make sure to check the video below to see how easy it is to cut/open a pomegranate).
Pomegranate seeds can stain, so be careful not to allow them to burst everywhere.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
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