Did you know you could grow pomegranate trees indoors? Pomegranates are very popular in the United States, with an average of about 65 million pomegranates consumed per week. Also referred to as “grenadine,” these reddish fruits are commonly found on top of beverages and can be eaten whole. While seeds are edible, they can be difficult to eliminate.
Prepare The Pomegranate.
If you want to get seeds out of a pomegranate, you can use one of two methods. First, you can break open the fruit by hand and use your fingers to pull the seeds out of their casings. Second, you can use a knife or other sharp object to cut the pomegranate in half, then squeeze each section through a sieve or colander to remove the seeds.
Prepare the pomegranate. Wash the pomegranate under cool water and pat dry with paper towels. For easier cleanup, place a large cutting board on top of the sink before beginning this process.
Break open the fruit by hand. Hold an end of the pomegranate firmly in one hand and hit it with your other palm until it breaks open into several segments. Remove any remaining skin or membrane from each segment using your fingers or a spoon.
Strain out seeds. Place each segment in a bowl of cool water, then scoop out and discard any pieces that float to the surface (these are likely spoiled). Repeat until all of your seeds have been removed from their casings and rinsed clean.
Cut The Pomegranate in Half
Cut the pomegranate in half. You can use a knife or even your hands to do this.
Scoop out the seeds
Use a spoon to scrape out all the seeds from inside the pomegranate into a bowl or onto a plate. If you want to get fancy, you can also cut each half into quarters so that you have more room to scoop out all the seeds at once.
If there is any remaining membrane on your seeds, use your fingers or a fork to gently scrape it off.
- Cut the pomegranate in half.
- Cut through the skin, just above where the seeds begin to bulge out.
- Pull apart the two halves of the fruit, exposing all of the seeds on one side of the shell.
- Use a wooden spoon to gently tap and loosen all of the seeds from their perforated chambers in each half, then dump them into a bowl or onto a plate.
- Strain out any unwanted bits from your seeds by pouring them through a sieve (if you’ve used a wooden spoon to loosen your seeds, you’ll need to rinse it off first).
Hold A Bowl Under the Pomegranate.
Pomegranates are a delicious fruit that I think is often under-utilized. They’re great in salads, on top of yogurt and granola, or just eaten by themselves as a snack. They’re also very easy to grow in your garden, especially if you live in an area with mild winters.
If you’ve ever tried to get the seeds out of a pomegranate before, you know it’s not exactly easy. The thick rind hides the fleshy arils (fleshy seed pods) inside, so you need some special tools to extract them all.
Here are some tips on how to get seeds out of a pomegranate:
Hold a bowl under the pomegranate. If you cut into a pomegranate on your countertop or table, chances are good that some of those little seeds will go flying everywhere when they come out! So make sure there’s a bowl underneath to catch them all.
Cut off both ends of the pomegranate with a sharp knife or kitchen shears (this will make it easier to slice open). Then slice off each end so that you have two flat sides with no cuts from your knife.
Score The Pomegranate’s Skin into Quarters Using A Sharp Paring Knife.
- Place each quarter on a cutting board and whack the back of each piece with your fist to break the peel.
- Remove all the skin and white pith from each quarter. You can use your hands or a paring knife to do this but be careful not to tear up the fruit.
- Cut each quarter in half vertically through the center, removing any seeds that have fallen out so far.
- Score the inside of each piece of fruit in quarters again, using a sharp paring knife or melon baller. Keep scoring until you’ve reached the core of each piece (you’ll feel it). The seeds will fall out easily when you’re done scoring.
Pomegranate seeds have been used for a long time for their various health benefits.
Pomegranate seeds have been used for a long time for their various health benefits. These seeds are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition to this, they also contain fiber and potassium which help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This makes them an excellent source of nutrients that can help keep your body healthy.
However, pomegranate seeds are not easy to get out of their shells. They are surrounded by a hard outer shell and a thick membrane that makes it difficult to extract them from the fruit. The good news is there is a way to do this easily with just a few simple steps.
Wash off any dirt or debris from the outside of the fruit with some water on your hands or with a cloth towel. You may need to use more water if there is too much dirt stuck on the outside of the fruit because this will make it harder for you to peel off later on when you cut into it.
Cut open one end of the pomegranate by placing it on a cutting board then using a sharp knife (preferably one with a serrated blade). Cut straight down through one end until you hit the center seed inside it but do not cut all
To get the seeds out of a pomegranate, start by using a paring knife to score the surface in a star pattern. Next, submerge the fruit in a large bowl of water, allowing it to soak for about an hour. Then take the pomegranate out of the water and drain thoroughly. Finally, hold one section of the rind under running water and “scrub” it against the sink edge to remove all of the seeds. Rinse again and serve or store as desired.