How to Cut a Pomegranate - A Quick and Easy Technique


I love pomegranates, but never bought them because I didn't know what to do with them once I took them home. Anytime I thought about grabbing a few at the grocery store, I had visions of splattered red pomegranate juice all over me, my kitchen, and anyone curious enough to wander close enough. A comical, but not ideal scenario.

I just recently learned a great way to cut open pomegranates without splattering the juice, that lets you separate the seeds from the flesh of the fruit easily. Cleanup is pretty simple too. Who doesn't love that?


1. Lightly run a knife all the way around the fruit, cutting just deep enough to cut through the skin. Then, make a second cut the same way, so that the pomegranate is scored into 4 sections. The fruit should still be intact at this point.


2. Fill up your sink with cold water. The water should be deep enough so that the fruit can be submerged completely. Drop the pomegranate into the cold water, and break it apart underwater into the four sections. Keeping the fruit underwater eliminates juice splatter.


3. Keeping the fruit underwater, start separating the seeds from the four fruit sections. The seeds will sink to the bottom of your... sink... and the fruit flesh will float up to the top!

Clean up

4. Scoop out the fruit flesh floating on the water, and scoop up the seeds from the bottom of the sink.

Bon appetit!

5. Gobble up the pomegranate seeds!

Congratulations... you are now master of the pomegranate. Feel free to brag about your superior culinary skills. I know I'll be eating way more pomegranates in the future...

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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Too clever - I love poms, but they can be messy!

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cjcarter 5 years ago Author

RedElf - That they can be!

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Xenonlit 5 years ago

You have solved a great mystery of me life.Thank you!

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moonlake 5 years ago from America

Never heard of this. Good information.

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saitam 5 years ago from Lisbon

Thank you for the information, have to try it next time

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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

A useful tip. Thank you.

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Heather Says 4 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

Great idea. I haven't bought a pom in forever because it's such a messy chore to eat. Can't wait to try this.

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Naresh4u 3 years ago from Tirupati

i like it

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