How to Seed a Pomegranate

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Pomegranate is a nutrient-dense superfood & a classic flavor of fall!  The yummy seeds inside of the pom are called “arils.”  I love them.  And with this quick step-by-step, it’s never been easier to enjoy pomegranate arils.

How to Open a Pomegranate

How to Seed a Pomegranate

Step 1:

Work your knife around the top/calyx of the pomegranate in a circular fashion, being careful to not slice thru to the seeds.  Cut off bottom to create a flat surface, again without slicing thru to the seeds.

Step 2:

Find the ridges on the pomegranate.  A pomegranate is sort of like a basketball – it has ridges or grooves around the fruit.  Using a sharp knife, score the ridges… again, being careful to not slice thru to the seeds (or your finger!)

Step 3:

Break apart the pomegranate into its natural wedges.  You will be AMAZED at how easily it breaks apart… plus, there is NO mess with this method!

Step 4:

The arils will easily dislodge from the wedges.  It’s time to enjoy those little gems of yumminess.

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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