How to Seed a Pomegranate

Seeding a pomegranate can be a lot of work. This is the easiest method I've found. The seeds float to the bottom of a bowl filled with water and the pulp floats to the top making separation simple.

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How to Seed a Pomegranate Recipe
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Get a ripe pomegranate.

Get a ripe pomegranate.

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Cut off the top. Then lightly score the pomegranate into 4 sections, you're not cutting deep simply making a score that will make it easier to tear apart.

Cut off the top. Then lightly score the pomegranate into 4 sections, you're not cutting deep simply making a score that will make it easier to tear apart.

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Fill a large bowl 2/3 full with cold water.

Fill a large bowl 2/3 full with cold water.

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Put the pomegranate into a bowl of cold water and lightly rub the flesh so the edible seeds, known as aril, are released from the pulp.

Put the pomegranate into a bowl of cold water and lightly rub the flesh so the edible seeds, known as aril, are released from the pulp.

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Pick out the pulp that has floated to the top of the water.

Pick out the pulp that has floated to the top of the water.

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Poor the water and aril through a strainer. Removing any pulp that was missed.

Poor the water and aril through a strainer. Removing any pulp that was missed.

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Dry the aril on some paper towels. Make sure to remove as much moisture as possible. This is especially important if you plan to store them in the fridge for later and don't want them to get moldy.

Dry the aril on some paper towels. Make sure to remove as much moisture as possible. This is especially important if you plan to store them in the fridge for later and don't want them to get moldy.

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Now you can eat the aril, use them for a recipe or put them into the fridge in dry paper towels and some tupperware. They will last up to a week in the fridge but the first few days are the tastiest!

Now you can eat the aril, use them for a recipe or put them into the fridge in dry paper towels and some tupperware. They will last up to a week in the fridge but the first few days are the tastiest!

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