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How to Cut a Pomegranate Without Getting Your Kitchen Dirty

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During the fall and winter season, pomegranates become abundant. Their juicy seeds or arils are a great addition to salads, grain dishes, or even wonderful to eat on their own as a snack. But purchasing the seeds alone can be a lot more expensive than buying the whole fruit and peeling it yourself. Perhaps you’ve attempted cutting a pomegranate and ended up with a pink stained cutting board, shirt, or finger. Well, to save you from the pink splatter, check out our easy tips to cut a pomegranate without getting your whole kitchen dirty!

Cut Your Pomegranate Into Quarters

Take you fruit and cut into halves on your cutting board. Then place each half facedown, and cut once more to create quarters. By cutting face down, you prevent extra splatter!


The Water Bowl is Your Friend

Fill a large bowl with water. Submerge one quarter of the cut fruit. Then pull the seeds out. The seeds will fall to the bottom of the bowl, while the white pith will float to the top. Complete this with all your quarters. Then drain the water using a strainer, and enjoy your pomegranate!

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