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yumm!
I learned this technique a few years ago to keep yourself juice-free when you open a juicy pomegranate. A tip for picking out your pom: pick one that is unblemished and feels heavy for its size. It should not be shrunken so that you can see its "ribs". Plumpness means juice :)

If you have any questions, just message me :)

Posted by Hypergraphia from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Hypergraphia's 40 projects »
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  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies:

    Large knife
    Plump pomegranate
    Bowl of water

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the pom in half

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 3
    Step 3

    looks bloody :0

    Cut each half in half again (so quarters)

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut in half, yet again, so that you have 8 wedges

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put one wedge into the water

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 6
    Step 6

    Expose the seeds as much as possible

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do this under the water:
    Gently rub the pad of your thumb along the seeds. This slight amount of pressure should loosen the seeds so that they will pop out of the casing. This takes a bit of practice, but that is why it is under water! So that the juice doesn't get all over your clothes :)

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 8
    Step 8

    Do this until all the seeds are out. If you see greyish brown seeds, pull them out and set to the side, they have gone bad. I find it easy to tear away the empty parts (the membrane and inedible parts) of the pom to expose the long rows of seeds.

    Do this for of the 8 pieces

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 9
    Step 9

    So if your like me, bits of the membrane get stuck with the seeds.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 10
    Step 10

    Grab a mesh tea strainer (if you don't have one, cheese cloth will work also). Act like your cleaning out a pool! Fish out all the membrane and some of the casing that has come off. Also, if you fluff up the seeds at the bottom by stirring them, you will catch more detritus.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 11
    Step 11

    Dump the water and pom seeds into a strainer.

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pick out any little bits and your done!

    I never seem to keep mine for more than a few days. They are a great snack to munch on, so they don't last long!

    Add them to salads, eat them on the go, or...

  • How to make a fruit dessert. How To Open A Pomegranate - Step 13
    Step 13

    Make a yogurt, granny smith apple, gala apple, raspberry, and pom salad.

    Enjoy!

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Rifath  H.
Rifath H. · Royal Oak, Michigan, US · 4 projects
Actually I saw a really easy way to open one, on a cooking show. We love pomegranates, in our house, when we all watched it we were so flabbergasted, and felt so stupid.
All the guy did was cut it in half, and he turned the inside of the pomegranate and took a wooden spoon and smacked the outside and the seeds just fell out.
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
OMNOMM!!!
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Sunkissed♥
Sunkissed♥ · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 5 projects
i felt kinda stupid opening this page
but i'm really glad i did!
thanks Happy i usually just smash it open and take it from there...
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Sunkissed♥
Sunkissed♥ · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 5 projects
i felt kinda stupid opening this page
but i'm really glad i did!
thanks Happy i usually just smash it open and take it from there...
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Cherry Kitten Bomb
Cherry Kitten Bomb · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 19 projects
Yum! Happy
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Javabean
Javabean · Lothian, Maryland, US · 22 projects
Oh thanks for this! I had my first pomegranate this past thanksgiving shared with me by my boyfriend's mom. She is from Thailand and she told me the Thai name for them and that it means rubies.
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
yumm pommmyss
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Ooooh,thanks!I love pomegranate and I always make a big mess opening it!
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