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OK, onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack….
The Easiest Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds
(originally inspired by Tieghan @Half Baked Harvest.)
Say good-bye to those pomegranate stains and to paying more for buying seeds (aka arils) already removed from the fruit. I’ve improved this trick over time in my own kitchen – Here’s how I do it:
1) Start with a large bowl of warm water (it took me a few time to realize I didn’t need to use cold water and freeze my hands off.)
2) Place pomegranate under the water and cut into quarters with paring knife under the water (no stained cutting boards!)
3) Using your hands under water, take each quarter and carefully pick out the seeds. They will sink to the bottom while the skin and membrane will float to the top.
4) Discard the skin and skim the membrane out of the water with a small strainer.
5) Drain seeds through large fine mesh colander or strainer.
Now enjoy them by the spoonful or one of our recipes featuring pomegranate seeds:
Do you buy pomegranates whole or just the seeds? What’s your favorite recipe using pomegranates?