Yay pomegranate season! I love those crunchy, juicy seeds! Not only are they delicious, but pomegranates are also an excellent source of antioxidants and phytochemicals that contribute to heart health. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and downright tasty.
That said: does the idea of getting the seeds out of a pomegranate overwhelm you? If you get the seeds out by picking them out by hand, then I don’t blame you one bit. I used to do the same thing until I discovered this trick that lets you get all of the seeds out in literally less than a minute! It’s even a good stress buster! Keep reading for the how-to!
So here is your prep station. Literally 3 things needed to get all of those seeds out. So easy!
Start by cutting about 1/3” into the pomegranate all the way around:
Then gently pull apart the two sides:
Now get ready for the fun! Pick up one half of the pomegranate and hold it cut side down over a bowl. Take the wooden spoon, and use the back of it to whack the seeds out of the pomegranate half! See? It’s fun and gets the seeds out in just a few seconds, literally.
Don’t worry if there are some pieces of the pith in there; just pull it out of the bowl. It is much easier to pull a few pieces of it out of the bowl of seeds rather than the seeds out of the fruit!
Now you can enjoy your pomegranate seeds in one of many ways! You can use them in salads to pack a tart punch among your veggies, or you could add them to yogurt for breakfast (my favorite is the Blue Ridge Dairy Yo-lite Honey, available in the “Dairy” section of your shopping page). The possibilities are endless for these pretty little seeds! Comment below and let us know how you like to use them!