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How to cut a pomegranate

How to Cut a Pomegranate (The Right Way!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup seeds 1x


Here’s how to cut a pomegranate: the right way! Open and seed a pomegranate using this genius no-mess method.


  • 1 medium pomegranate


  1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut the pomegranate in quarters, taking care as a small amount of juice will come out onto the cutting board. Place the quarters into a large bowl of water.
  2. Under the water, start to gently pull out the seeds with your fingers. Eventually you’ll be able to turn the peel inside out to extract the seeds closest to the outer skin. As you work, the pomegranate seeds will sink to the bottom, while the white pith from the fruit will float to the top. Remove any white pith that is stuck to the seed with your fingers. 
  3. Once you’ve extracted all the seeds, skim off the white pith and strain out the water. Store up to 5 days refrigerated in a sealed container; they are best eaten as fresh as possible.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut a pomegranate, how to cut open a pomegranate, how to seed a pomegranate