How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

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    How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

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    Eating a pomegranate can be a messy task. The juice can stain your clothes and even your countertops!

    The seeds of the pomegranate fruit are sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavor. Sprinkled in salads, in fruit salads,or  over ice cream and sorbet, the seeds add an interesting addition to any dish. The seeds are tasty eaten by themselves!

    Before you go biting into this delicious fruit, read this step by step, picture tutorial on how to de-seed a pomegranate. It will leave you stain-free and with...MORE lots of seeds to eat!

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    Cut off crown of the pomegranate.

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    Cut the crown end of the pomegranate and discard. The crown can be recognized by ​its small crown-like top. 

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    Slice the rind in several places.

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    Score the rind of the pomegranate in several places, but be sure not to cut all the way through. 

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    Soak the pomegranate in water.

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    Soak the pomegranate in cold water, upside down for 5-10 minutes.

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    Break apart the pomegranate.

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    Break apart the rind of the pomegranate and remove seeds from membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl.

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    Remove rind and membranes.

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    With a sieve, remove the rind and membranes from ​the bowl. 

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    Remove seeds from bowl.

    Drain seeds with a colander. Pat dry with cloth or paper towel. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.​ Get some great ​​pomegranate recipes.