How To: Cut a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are delicious autumn/winter fruits and they are packed with so many great things – like antioxidants! I am sure you are seeing them pile up at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, but it is much easier to just walk by them instead of picking them up and taking them home. The idea of seeding a pomegranate is intimidating and it is much easier to pick up a couple peaches and a bunch of bananas and move on with your day. 
Today I want to empower you! It took me 24 years to open my first pomegranate and now I get giddy when I see them in the store. There are many ways to open a pomegranate I am sure, but my go-to method is the bowl of water. It catches all the “blood” and easily separates the membrane from the seeds. Five stars in my book. 
– bowl of water (your hands will be hanging out here so I make mine pretty warm)
– kitchen knife
– pomegranates 
– paper towel
1. Cut off the top and bottom of the pomegranate I put a paper towel down to cut it on my cutting board OR you can cut it in the water.
2. Place in water and start pulling it apart You can start to pull out the seeds with your fingers now. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the membrane will float
3. Remove all extra membrane and skin from the bowl when seeds are gone. I place it all on a paper towel to throw away after I am done with them. 
4. Drain the water from the seeds and move them to a bowl to enjoy! 

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Oh my goodness! I love pomegranate but absolutely hate cutting them! Can't wait to try this method. I'm not going to lie, I normally just eat them at my moms after she has already done all the work! πŸ™‚

  • I love pomegranates but have never attempted to cut one myself. Thanks for these directions!

  • Believe it or not, I've never actually had a pomegranate–aside from a fresh pomegranate marg from a local Mexican restaurant. πŸ™‚

  • i've never had a pomegranate!!!! oh gosh! maybe i need to get on this.

  • super helpful tutorial! The first time I cut up a pomegranate, I was so intimidated and made a HUGE mess.

  • abby – little city adventures

    So helpful!! I'm thinking of making a chocolate pomegranate cake this Christmas so this will be a huge help!

  • I haven't seen this method before! I know of a couple others but have never been satisfied with them. I will definitely have to try it this way!

  • I love pomegranates! πŸ™‚ I've never tried this method though, will have to try it next time πŸ™‚

  • Let me know if you try this and it works better!

  • do it! #newadventures!

  • Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  • It keeps the mess mostly contained and that is what I love the most!

  • oooooh! That sounds wonderful!

  • Yes! I love doing that too πŸ˜‰

  • Let me know if you try them!

  • HAHA! I love that πŸ™‚

  • I enjoy pomegranates, but getting at the insides not the easiest thing to do. However, your method looks fairly simple. I will have to try it out.

  • Raia Torn

    This is making me wish I had a pomegranate in my kitchen. πŸ˜‰ They're so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays, Elizabeth! Hope you'll join us again this weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks!

  • Yes! Let me know if you try it!

  • This is brilliant! I love pomegranates but they just take so long to eat. This definitely makes me want to eat one again soon!

    • Oak & Oats

      yes! I’ll do two at a time to seed them all and fill a bowl for snacking!