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Seeding a pomegranate

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Seeding a pomegranate

Pat Hammond | Nov 30, 2001 03:52 PM

So, I had a pomegranate sort of moldering in my fruit basket and I wanted to put the seeds in a salad dressing tonight. Hate seeding them though, stained fingers, juice everywhere...Went to the vet with my dog and took along the Dec. issue of Food and Wine and happened upon the most wonderful tip for seeding, you guessed it, pomegranates. Here it is, it my own words:

Slice a bit off the blossom end, and score 6-8 cuts from the blossom end to the other end. Fill a bowl with water. Hold the pomegranate under the water and peel back the sections of peel where you made the cuts.
Do this all under water. When you can break the peeled pomegranate apart, begin loosening the white membrane and just nudge the seeds out of their segment with your thumb. All the seeds fall to the bottom of the bowl, the membrane and whatever peel that's left floats to the top. It's the niftiest thing you've ever seen. Drain. No fuss, no muss, just clean and glistening seeds to use however you choose.

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