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Hey there! As of late, I’ve been indulging in a never-ending game of cat and mouse with my Pomegranate fruits! They do have an interesting way of playing hard to get!

Well thank my creative juices, because I just found a secret to crack the code! Here are the best hassle-free ways to Separate Pomegranate Seeds!


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Here Are 3 Ways to Separate Pomegranate Seeds

1. With Water

First, using a sharp knife, cut a shallow circle around the crown of the pomegranate to remove it.

Next, make shallow vertical cuts to the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. The cuts could be 4-6 depending on the size of the fruit. Pry open the pomegranate gently using your fingers.

Then, submerge the pieces in a bowl filled with cold water. Bend the rind backwards to release the seeds from the peel. You will notice that the white membrane will float to the surface.

Finally, drain the water using a colander and enjoy.


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2. Give It a Smack!

First, cut off the crown with a sharp knife. Pay attention not to cut the seeds.

Next, make shallow vertical cuts to the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. The cuts could be 4-6 depending on the size of the fruit. Pry open the pomegranate gently using your fingers.

Then, place the pomegranate over a bowl; and using a tool with a heavy end (a wooden spoon would work too!) give the segments a good smack. Tapping gently will not get you the desired outcome!

Finally, separate the white membrane from the seeds using your fingers; or add some water and remove the skin floating on the surface.


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3. Another Kind of Smack!

This is a different kind of smack that I think you might find a bit easier than the previously method mentioned.

First, cut the pomegranate in half.

Next, place the pomegranate half in your hand (seeds-side-down) over a bowl, and hit the back firmly with a wooden spoon.

Finally, separate the white membrane from the seeds by hand or using water.


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Tips for a Smooth Process

Tip 1: When a pomegranate stain is just too stubborn, soak the fabric in boiling water and baking soda for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Tip 2: If you notice white pith stuck to the pomegranate arils, soak them in cold water for a few minutes. The pith should float to the surface while the arils sink.

Tip 3: Make sure you wash the pomegranate thoroughly before you de-seed it. When cutting into any unwashed vegetables, you will most likely transfer bacteria from the outer surface into the edible part.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove pomegranate juice stain?

To remove a pomegranate stain, place the fabric on top of a bowl and pour boiling water onto the stain. Use a toothbrush to brush the stain; and if that doesn’t work, then add stain remover and brush again.

How do I tell that my pomegranate has turned bad?

When inspecting a pomegranate, look for color, smell, texture, and taste. If it tastes and smells bad, and the color of the peel and seeds is dark brown, then you should probably throw it away.

How do I know if my pomegranate is ripe?

A ripe pomegranate is heavy, more angular than round, has a deep red color with no green patches, and has thin and rough skin.


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Here’s How to Store Pomegranate Seeds

I think the best thing about a pomegranate is that it holds enough ruby gems to satisfy all of your cravings, and then some! And if your bowl ever overflows with too many juicy buds, here’s how to store, freeze, and thaw pomegranate seeds!

To store: Store the pomegranate seeds in an airtight container or zippered bag in the ridge for about 5 or so days.

To freeze: Place the seeds on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper in the freezer for a couple of hours. After that, transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the freezer for several months.

To thaw: Although thawed pomegranate seeds are less crisp and juicy than fresh ones, their taste shouldn’t be affected by the freezing process. To thaw, simply place the freezer bag or airtight container in the fridge until the seeds are completely thawed.


Store Them Properly for Later Usage!

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Keep them fresh for days ahead!

How to Enjoy Pomegranate Seeds!

After you separate Pomegranate seeds, it is time to enjoy them! There are a whole bunch of ways to enjoy the beautifully red seeds of a pomegranate fruit!

Whether you toss, garnish, blend, or enjoy a simple fresh bite, its beaming taste will brighten up any savory and sweet recipe instantly!

Toss them onto a beaming bowl of salad, yogurt, creamy Hummus, Mutabbal (eggplant dip), Turkish labneh, or any chicken or beef dish! Pomegranate seeds never fail to add a pop of color and an oh-so-good taste to any dish!

Oh! you can also skip all formalities and eat them straight from the bowl with a spoon! Super tasty!


Simply Beaming!

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Make a Refreshing Homemade Pomegranate Juice!

I bet you that no one would ever turn down a cup of fresh juice! You are literally treating yourself to a shot of good health and incredible flavors!

Whether it is with my Orange Lemonade, Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie, Cantaloupe Mora smoothie, or Avocado smoothie, you can count that I will be using my extra fruits for making incredibly refreshing beverages for beaming mornings!

So, here’s how to make a cup of refreshing homemade Pomegranate juice!


First, wash and separate the pomegranate seeds.

Then, add the seeds to a blender, and pulse on medium speed for about 10-15 seconds. Make sure that most of the seeds remain intact, but the juices are released.

Finally, pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer to separate the seeds and pulp from the juice. Use a wooden spoon to press the pulp against the strainer to squeeze out all of the juice.


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Separate Pomegranate Seeds

By: Lama
It is about time we crack the code and prove that eating a Pomegranate shouldn't be a hassle! Here are 3 ways to separate Pomegranate seeds!

Ingredients 

  • Pomegranate

Instructions 

With Water

  • Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow circle around the crown of the pomegranate to remove it.
  • Make shallow vertical cuts to the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. The cuts could be 4-6, depending on the size of the fruit.
  • Pry open the pomegranate gently using your fingers.
  • Submerge the pieces in a bowl filled with cold water. Bend the rind backwards to release the seeds from the peel. You will notice that the white membrane will float to the surface.
  • Drain the water using a colander and enjoy.

Give It a Smack!

  • Cut off the crown with a sharp knife. Pay attention not to cut the seeds.
  • Make shallow vertical cuts to the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. The cuts could be 4-6, depending on the size of the fruit.
  • Pry open the pomegranate gently using your fingers.
  • Place the pomegranate over a bowl; and using a tool with a heavy end (a wooden spoon would work too!) give the segments a good whack.
  • Separate the white membrane from the seeds using your fingers; or add some water and remove the skin floating on the surface.

Another Kind of Smack!

  • cut the Pomegranate in half.
  • Place the pomegranate half in your hand (seeds-side-down) over a bowl, and hit the back firmly with a wooden spoon.
  • Separate the white membrane from the seeds by hand or using water.

Notes

Tips for a Smooth Process
  1. When a pomegranate stain is just too stubborn, soak the fabric in boiling water and baking soda for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  2. If you notice white pith stuck to the pomegranate arils, soak them in cold water for a few minutes. The pith should float to the surface while the arils sink.
  3. Make sure you wash the pomegranate thoroughly before you de-seed it. When cutting into any unwashed vegetables, you will most likely transfer bacteria from the outer surface into the edible part.
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  1. 5 stars
    Love pomegranate seeds but I always get stains on my hands. Any ideas of how to remove them from hands? Not fabric