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Kitchen 101: How to Get Pomegranate Seeds Out Cleanly With No Fuss

I admit, pomegranates can be a major PITA. They don’t have to be though. My cook was shy about being on camera, so I had him hold my phone camera while I demonstrated a neat, clean way to get the arils out of a Pomegranate.


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  • http://nourishedkitchen.com/ Jenny

    This is fantastic and shamefully simple. I usually end up staining my fingers trying to get the seeds out of a pomegranate. We purchased two pomegranates yesterday for sorbet, and I’m going to try your method.

  • http://welldonechef.com Jason Sandeman

    @Jenny – Glad to help! I was surprised that a lot of people DON’T know this trick!

  • Alex

    For me, the real problem is getting the pomegranatey goodness away from the gritty, disagreeable seeds. And, that’s a job I leave to the experts who create pomegranate juice concentrate and pomegranate molasses. It only took a single purchase of a fresh pomegranate to realize that I would never again buy another one.

  • http://welldonechef.com Jason Sandeman

    @Alex – Oh, I hear you on that one. The grittiness is not for everyone, but if you can tolerate it, the arils are heaven!

  • http://baking104tw.blogspot.com/ Jack

    it’s funny, because i remember my mom teaching me that. She loves to eat pomegranate and it was everywhere in asia.

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