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How to Deseed a Pomegranate in Under 5 Minutes!

How to deseed a pomegranate in under 5 minutes- no fancy cutting techniques necessary, with this method, you can have your pomegranate seeded and ready to eat so quickly!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 1 pomegranate


  • 1 pomegranate


  • Cut the pomegranate in half across the middle.
  • Fill a large bowl with water and place it in your sink.
  • Hold the pomegranate so the cut side is over the bowl (a few inches above the water). Using a spoon, firmly hit the pomegranate starting at the stem and working around all sides, knocking the seeds into the water.
  • Use a slotted spoon to scoop out any white bits that fall into the water.
  • Pour the bowl into a colander, straining the seeds out.
  • Enjoy immediately, or store for later.



After deseeding, pomegranate seeds may be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • keep them as dry as possible; allow to dry at room temperature for an hour or so, then store in an air tight container lined with a paper towel
How to use pomegranate seeds
  • in salad
  • on oatmeal
  • over yogurt
  • with ice cream