How to seed a pomegranate


Pomegranates are my absolute favourite fruit at this time of year, but quickly seeding them without making a mess can seem a little tedious! If you’ve ever been stained by these delicious crimson jewels while trying to free them from their skin, read on!


– Cut pomegranate in half, cut each half in half again.

– Fill a large bowl with cold water; using your hands, submerge the pomegranate and pry it open to remove the seeds and separate them from the membrane.

– Using a slotted spoon (or your hands) remove the membrane and skin that will have floated to the top of the bowl; discard.

– Drain the pomegranate seeds; pat dry.

Here are a few of my favourite Canadian Living recipes featuring pomegranates to get you inspired to add them to your meals this coming winter:

Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Pomegranate Spinach with Garlic Chips
Pomegranate Vinaigrette
White Chocolate Pomegranate Trifle

Photography by Jennifer Bartoli