How to Open a Pomegranate


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Pomegranates are in season now & the arils (the seeds) are the edible part of this delicious fruit! We want to share 2 simple ways that you an open a pomegranate (without making a mess)!


How to Open a Pomegranate: Method One with Knife and Spoon

  1. Cut
  2. Score ridges
  3. Break apart
  4. Enjoy!

How to Open a Pomegranate

How to Open a Pomegranate: Method Two with water and Jar

  1. Slice the pomegranate in segments.
  2. Submerge segment in a bowl of water and gently loosen with fingers (or shake if you have a lid)
  3. As you work with the arils loose, the pith will float and the seeds will sink.
  4. Skim the pith of the top, drain water, and enjoy!


Infographic showing how to open a pomegranate in a water jar


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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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