Pomegranates in the Kitchen

Despite their reputation, pomegranates are not hard to prepare, and the seeds you retrieve are incredibly versatile in the kitchen.

By Ben Whitacre
November/December 2018

Pomegranates have long been dispersing their own fruit with little effort, because if left on the plant for long enough, the fruits split open and turn inside out. It only takes a few simple steps in your kitchen to mimic the natural way they release their seeds. You’ll need a sharp kitchen knife and a bowl in which to put the seeds.

Photo by Flickr/coniferconifer

First, cut off the crown and remnants of the stem to make the fruit easier to handle. Without cutting deep enough to puncture the seeds, use your sharp knife to score from the center of the rind — where the crown was — to the stem, and back around, so that you’ve cut in a circle all the way around the pomegranate. Twist gently from several angles until it begins to give. If it doesn’t give, score the same line a little deeper, but continue to avoid the seeds.

Pull the fruit into halves and turn each half inside-out. If the halves don’t readily give, lightly score the edges between the seed clusters about 1/8 inch deep to facilitate tearing. It may be necessary to break off a cluster, but the objective is to get as large a piece as possible turned inside-out. After the rind is inverted, pull off the papery tissue covering some of the seed clusters, almost like a wrapper.

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