The Easiest Way to Cut Open a Pomegranate
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This is the easiest method for seeding a pomegranate.
Recipe type: tips, how to
Cuisine: international
Serves: 0
  • pomegranate fruits
  • cutting board
  • a sharp kitchen knife
  • a bowl
  • an airtight container if not eating straightaway
  1. Throughly wash and dry the pomegranate. Next make sure you are wearing an apron and that there isn't anything laying around that could get stained by the juice.
  2. Slice off the top of the pomegranate to reveal the seed segments. (Look at the 3rd image to see how the segments are divided.) You will use the knife to slice the pomegranate along the segments. Basically, you will make three slices in order to end up with the 6 segments. Once you have each segment cut you'll need to gently peel off any of the thin skin that may be left on the segment. Now grab one segment and use both of your hands to hold it upside down over the bowl. Gently use your thumbs to bend the outer skin and release the arils. It won't take too much effort and they should dislodge easily. If there are any stubborn ones you can guide them out with your fingers. Continue with the remaining segments until all of the seeds have been released from the wedges.
  3. Enjoy or store in an airtight container until ready to consume. The seeds will keep fresh for several days.
** It is very important to know that pomegranate stains clothing and kitchen utensils. Please put on an apron and work in an area where you can easily clean up.**
Recipe by Mexican Made Meatless™ at