Are you ready to have your mind blown away by this amazing pomegranate cutting up hack?
Have you ever cut up a pomegranate by taking the seeds out one at a time? I know I have and it’s a painstaking process. My kids ate them faster than I could get the seeds out. With all the health benefits I’m all about my family eating them. I knew there was a better way. I’m going to show you how to cut up a pomegranate – the quick and easy way!
First, cut your pomegranate in half like this along the equator of the fruit (not the ends that connected to the stem):
Cut This Way
Not This Way
Cutting your pomegranate the right way is a very important step to make this hack work.
You can also open the pomegranate by scoring the outside of the pomegranate and prying it open. It is a little more challenging to do but you won’t lose the juice by cutting through the fruit. I just cut them in half because it is easier.
Now gently pull the sides away from the fruit to loosen the seeds inside. Put a bowl in your sink. This gets a little messy. Take one-half of the pomegranate and use the back of a big spoon (metal or wood) and whack the back of the fruit over the bowl. Give it a little muscle and the seeds just pop out.
Here is what it looks like after a few whacks.
And after I have removed all the seeds.
Now repeat on the other side and remove any of the pulp that may have come out with the seeds.
I like to eat them plain, a handful at a time. What is your favorite way to eat pomegranate seeds?
If you liked this – here’s another hack on how to cut up an onion the right way and save time.