TECHNIQUE: Deseed A Pomegranate Lightening Quick
SAVE TIME | Pomegranates are everywhere in supermarkets right now, and maybe you’ve been eyeing them with reluctance because you hate the thought of picking and plucking at the hundreds of juice-wrapped kernels (anywhere from 200 to 1,400 per pomegranate) nestled inside the fruit’s fleshy membrane housed in a rosy-red case.
Fret not. Here’s a little tip on how to deseed a pomegranate in fewer than two minutes. We picked up it from a friend who picked it up from a chef at Rambagh Palace, “the jewel of Jaipur,” in western India—how exotic is that!
How To Deseed A Pomegranate
1. Slice the pomegranate in half lengthwise, starting at the crown of the fruit.
2. Rap on the pomegranate’s outer case with the bowl of a wooden spoon until the seeds pop out and drop into a receptacle. It’s that simple.
3. Contain pomegranate splatter by performing this procedure over a bowl placed in the kitchen sink. —Carolann Rule