Pomegranate Seeds With No Mess! December 19 2012, 13 Comments

pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate seeds are delicious, but they can be messy. Here’s a quick tip for how to seed a pomegranate the easy and fun way, with no mess!

My kids love our secret trick for how to remove pomegranate seeds. It’s a fun, no mess activity and the reward at the end is a delicious bowl of tangy, crunchy pomegranate seeds that you can use in salads, sauces or just simply enjoy on their own.

How to Seed a Pomegranate with No Mess

Step 1: Slice the pomegranate in half and place in a large bowl of cold water.


how to seed a pomegranate step 1

Step 2: Working under the water, break apart the fruit using your fingers to release the pomegranate seeds from the membrane.

how to seed a pomegranate step 2

Step 3: Like magic, the membranes float to the top and the seeds sink to the bottom.

how to seed a pomegranate step 3

Step 4: Pour off the membrane filled water, rinse the seeds in a sieve and you’ve got a beautiful batch of pomegranate seeds ready to use in salads, cakes, or this deliciously simple cranberry pomegranate sauce.

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cranberry pomegranate sauce

* What is your favorite way to enjoy pomegranate seeds?

About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at crunchacolor.com.