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Posted on November 05, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

I had to smile at your method of de-seeding pomegranates in your most recent issue of Vegetarian Journal, which is a traditional way but also loses a huge amount of the natural juice found in the pomegranate and makes the seeds taste watery.

There is a much easier way! Cut a pomegranate in half. Put a large plate or a bowl underneath the pieces. Pick up one half and use your thumbs to push down on the center where the stem is and loosen up the seed, kind of like you are going to turn it inside out (but you’re not). Once you’ve loosened up the insides a bit (you can kind of sense it), place the loosened half, seed side down, in the palm of your hand, fingers open. Take a wooden spoon and gently but firmly whack the outside of the pomegranate and be amazed as within 30 seconds ALL of the seeds will have fallen out into the bowl, and virtually none of the pith. No water, no wasted juice, no mess.

This is actually not my invention, I saw it on the internet and thought it was too good to be true – but it’s not, it’s amazing. The dry seeds can be frozen for months. I also run them through the juicer sometimes!

Rhonda Fosbinder
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