We Tried Every Possible Way to Deseed a Pomegranate. Here’s the Best

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By Maria Hart

The Best Way to Peel a Pomegranate

What is it about deseeding a pomegranate that feels like a puzzle game à la Bejeweled? (Gotta release all those little gems!) Despite trying various techniques—the segmenting method, the spoon beating method, the Martha method—we’d inevitably end up with a low score. Read: Seeds crushed or left behind. Or worse: Pomegranates flying across the room—game over.

Fears and previous failures aside, we decided to master the art of extraction. Our mission: Test every known method for digging out pomegranate seeds so we could save you the trouble.

Without a doubt, this is the ultimate combo move for yielding a new high score—and plenty of juicy seeds too.

Step 1

Step 1

Score the fruit around the midline. Cut deep enough to pierce the skin, but shallow enough that you don’t cut into the seeds inside.

Step 2

Step 2

Pull apart the two halves. (Put your thumbs into the cuts and yank the pomegranate open, if need be.)

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