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How I Deseed My Pomegranates (In Pictures!)

Get the most out of this delicious fruit
Total Time10 mins
Course: fruit
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 234kcal


  • pomegranates
  • colander
  • water
  • sharp knife


  • Fill a large bowl with water
  • Take your pomegranate and slice just the very top off. Do not go too far down or you will cut the seeds.
  • Now sit your pomegranate upright and make four slits around the pomegranates skin, but do not cut all the way through. You just want to break through the tough skin, making it easy to break the pomegranate open.
  • Submerge the whole pomegranate in the bowl of water and break it into four sections. Working under water use your fingers to pry away the seeds from the peel and membranes. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the water while pieces of membrane will float to the top, making it easier to separate the membranes from the seeds.
  • Once you have removed all the seeds from the membrane, skim the top of the water with your hands and discard or pour off any remaining membranes. Drain the pomegranate arils. EAT!!
  • The arils last a while in the fridge, at least 4 to 5 days in a covered container, but they always, always get eaten within a day around here!


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg