How to Peel Pomegranate Redux

A while back I posted “How to Peel Pomegranate” complete with pictures and detailed information on how I peel my fruits. You can see that post HERE.

Though pomegranate season is nearing the end, I thought I would share this new video that I saw. This gentleman explains and demonstrates how to extra pomegranate seeds efficiently with a knife and wooden spoon. I have yet to try this technique, but from what I see, it looks like an efficient alternative to sitting and gently peeling the fruit. He gives great explanation, so you can watch the demo below.

In case you can’t watch the video… the basics:

  1. Score the pomegranate around the entire circumference of the fruit… the equator. Equidistant from the flowering end and other end
  2. With your fingers, gently “stretch” the edges of the fruit to dislodge some of the seeds.
  3. Over a bowl, flip the pomegranate into your palm (cut side on your hand) and spank the skin of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon until all of the seeds have been dislodged
  4. Remove the larger chunks of pith from the bowl
  5. DONE!

Pom!!!!

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I bought these beautiful pomegranates today and spent about two hours peeling and slurping! I ended up with four quarts of pomegranate. I’m excited to dig in during the week!!