How to Deseed a Pomegranate

F&W's Justin Chapple reveals foolproof, no-mess way of deseeding a pomegranate.

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I'm Justin Chapel from Food and wine's test kitchen. Join me as a demonstrate mad genius tips. I love pomegranates they're so delicious on winter salads on roasted squash and they're packed with a ton of anti-oxidants the thing is it's really hard to get the seeds out of the fruit. But I have a mad genius tip that's gonna make it super simple. So you're gonna start with your beautiful red pomegranate. Take a small, sharp paring knife, and you're gonna score all the way around the pomegranate, but you only wanna go about a quarter inch deep, because you don't want to cut any of the seeds. [MUSIC] And then use the edge of the knife to kind of pry open the fruit, just enough to get your fingers in there. Then, Over a bowl of clean, cool water. You're going to break the pomegranate into it. [BLANK_AUDIO] Just like that. The best part is getting them out of the fruit. We're going to hold the pomegranate upside down in the palm of your hand, keeping your fingers spread apart. And take a wooden spoon or wooden spatula And smack the pomegranate, turn the pomegranate as you go. As you do that all the beautiful seeds are going to fall into the bowl of water and all that really unappealing pit from the fruit is going to float to the top. This is the perfect time to take out all those frustrations from the week. [SOUND] Once you've gotten all of the seeds out of your pomegranate, you're going to take a fine sieve or a slotted spoon and you're gonna scoop off all that pith from the top of the bowl. And enjoy the fruits of your labor as you're going to strain the seeds through the sieve. Look at all those gorgeous beautiful pomegranate seeds. Wow. And that is a Matt genius tip for getting the seeds out of a pomegranate. [MUSIC]
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How to Deseed a Pomegranate