How to: get pomegranate seeds out of a pomegranate without making a mess

Pomegranates are awesome and a powerhouse of antioxidants, but if you’ve ever tried to de-seed one, you know how messy they can be. I’ve found that this technique works like a charm, without making your kitchen look like a crime scene with all the red pomegranate juice.


1. Get a pomegranate. They’re usually available in most grocery stores during the winter. They’re so pretty!

2. Fill a bowl with water.

3. Underneath the water, score the pomegranate, then pull the scored sections apart.

4. Working underwater (this keeps everything from being messy) separate the pomegranate seeds from the white “pith” part – they should all fall away pretty easily. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the pith is light enough that it’ll float to the surface.

5. Drain the bowl, remove the seeds, and enjoy. Sprinkle them on top of the World’s Greatest Pumpkin Dip, yogurts, salads, or just eat on their own. I love everything about these.