How to Seed Pomegranates Without Looking Like a Murder Scene

Yes, there are ways on how to seed pomegranates without staining your clothes, making a violent mess or leaving your cooking station looking like a murder scene.How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

During this time of year that we can’t get our hands-off pomegranates so we’re busy shucking the arils till we fill our freezer with pomegranate seeds. Our two trees are exploding with red globes and we have to beat the birds to them because they’ll leave us with empty, hollowed out shells if we’re a few days late.

It’s much easier and cleaner than you think to indulge in eating pomegranate seeds. Here’s our method to staying clean and not make it look you killed someone. But to be safe, you still might want to wear an apron when attempting this easy feat. Of course, there’s many different ways to de-seed pomegranates. This is just our favorite and cleanest method that we enjoy the most.

We made a video for you on how to seed pomegranates: 

 

Pomegranate trees in Todd and Diane's Garden | @whiteonrice

fruit under our pomegranate archPomegranate trees in Todd and Diane's Garden | @whiteonrice

Start with slicing the top of the pomegranate and remove the top cap

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

Slice along segments of the pomegranate where the membrane meets the shell

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

Gently pull apart the sections of the pomegranate 

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

After the sections are separated, remove any loose white membrane 

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

loosen the pomegranate seeds underwater 

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

water will keep your hands clean & remove any of the red staining evidence

How to seed pomegranates or remove seeds from pomegranates without making a mess and removing seeds from pomegranate peel | @whiteonrice

Voila! You can enjoy the great taste of pomegranates without the mess

Cool way to shuck pomegranates without making it look like a murder scene | @whiteonrice

Happy Autumn to you all,

diane and todd

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  1. Adrianne Paulson

    Thanks for the great tip. With this technique we can eat our favourite pomegranate even at the office.

  2. Maricel Madrid

    May I ask how old your trees are?

    1. Todd & Diane

      We think they are about 10 years old now. Although they’ve been roughly this size for the past 3-4 years.

  3. Dana

    Where are you located? I am wondering if I grow a pomegranate tree in MD> I am guessing it may be too cold.

    1. Todd & Diane

      We’re in Southern California where the warm weather is perfect for growing pomegranates. But check with your local nursery and they’ll be able to see if there might a variety that can grow in colder temps.

  4. Marsha

    That looks much easier than the random cutting I always attempt! But what really interested me is hearing that you freeze the seeds. How do they hold up? For example, can you still use them raw on a salad after thawing?

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Marsha,
      The seeds hold up pretty well to freezing but don’t have quite the same perkiness as the fresh seeds. We tend to use them for cocktails and other culinary needs. They could pass ok in a salad, but wouldn’t be rockstar level. 🙂

      1. Marsha

        Although I was hoping, that’s what I was afraid of. I guess I’ll just continue to use them when they are in season. But thanks again for the tip on getting them out of their cozy home.

  5. Dani Fiori

    Best blog title ever! Beautiful trees and fruit. Xo

  6. trevorsisboom

    I just give them to my husband. Voila!

    1. Todd & Diane

      Very smart! 🙂

  7. trevorsisboom

    I just give them to my husband. Voila.

  8. judtih ketchu

    How great to see the tree and fruit. Thanks.

  9. Elise Bauer

    Yep, that’s how I do it too!

  10. Skorstenshuv

    Cool title! Really woks when it comes to seeding Pomegranates)

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