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How to Cut Open a Pomegranate

November 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Healthy

It’s pomegranate season! Hooray! Pomegranates are one of my favourite fruits – packed with anti-oxidants, tastes amazing and is generally just a good-lookin’ fruit. Now the thing with pomegranates, they are a bit tricky to open up, so here’s a quick how-to on how to get the seeds out of the pomegranates:

  1. Cut the top portion off of the pomegranate until some seeds are exposed
  2. Score the pomegranate into six different sections
  3. Break into pieces and remove the husk/peel and start picking out the seeds.
  4. Place seeds into a cold bowl of water – the husk/white shell stuff will float to the stop and the seeds will sink to the bottom.
  5. Skim the top of the water and remove the “junk” – the seeds may need to be gently stirred to lift off more “junk”
  6. Drain the water and enjoy! I occasionally will put the pomegranate seeds into a container, put them in the fridge & take them to work for a refreshing snack!


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