The Easiest and Quickest Way to De-Seed a Pomegranate
I love pomegranates and we have been eating them like crazy at our house. We’ve been fully stocked for at least a month. It really is quite time consuming eating them though. I always cut the pomegranate open and divide it into sections. Then we just pick at the seeds and pull them off one by one. Whew! It takes forever just to eat 10 seeds.
About 2 weeks ago I discovered a video that changed my life when it comes to eating pomegranates. A very clever man shows how to de-seed a pomegranate in less than 2 minutes! I tried it and it is amazing! Basically, you 1- score the pomegranate, 2- open it up so you have 2 halves, 3- take one half in your hand, hold it over a bowl, and hit or “spank” the backside of the pomegranate a few times with a wooden spoon. 4- Voila! The seeds fall out when you spank it and they all fall into the bowl. It’s that simple! Honest, I’ve done it a bunch of times now.
I’ve been so excited about this new way of de-seeding, that I’ve been telling everyone I know. And I thought that maybe you would like to know too. Here is a link to the awesome video.
There are a couple tricks that I’ve found very handy if you don’t want pomegranate juice to splatter on you. When you hit the pomegranate seed with your wooden spoon, make sure you do it in the sink. Put your bowl (medium sized) in your kitchen sink and then hit the pomegranate. Also, I highly recommend an apron just incase.
Have fun eating pomegranates!