Before I learned this technique for deseeding a pomegranate, I hated pomegranates. Not for the taste, but because I thought it would take an hour of wrestling with the stupid thing, just to get the tiny seeds out. I sometimes took it on as a challenge, like those pistachios that aren’t cracked. I would buy one with all the good intentions of spending the quality time, but then would just feel guilty when it got mouldy and squishy. Food waste guilt. Then, (cue magical, sparkly music), I discovered the hidden secrets. The magical technique that is so easy, it’s like stealing candy from a baby…which is mean. Why would anyone do that!? So, whats the secret? A wooden spoon. Yep, no fancy gadgets needed here, no rushing out to the store for some one use do-hicky. Just something you most likely already have on hand.
So even though many of you probably know this technique, for those of you who scowl when pomegranates come in season, welcome to your new favourite fruit.
What you need:
A Pomegranate (duh)
(See how simple this tutorial is already)
There may be a few pieces of the membrane, or pith, or the white stuff, or whatever you want to call it in your bowl, so just pick that out.
There you go, the most stress free, in fact probably stress reducing way to get the pomegranate seeds out.