How to cut and deseed a pomegranate, deseed a pomegranate easily
How to cut and deseed a pomegranate, deseed a pomegranate easily.Learn this easy tip and deseed the pomegranate easily.
I’ve always thought deseeding pomegranate is a daunting task because it is messy and also time-consuming. There are so many tricks and techniques to cut and de-seed pomegranate. The below is one such mess free and easy technique.
You can make so many recipes with the pomegranate arils and also eat it as a snack. I am not a big fan of pomegranate, but Gj likes it. Whenever pomegranate is in season, Gj would buy it in bulk. I would de-seed them and freeze it. For me, cutting and de-seeding the pomegranate is like giving pomegranate a good bath. Now lets move on to the technique!
How to choose and buy a pomegranate
Choose pomegranate that is heavy in size. Pomegranates that are heavy in size would be the juiciest. The color of the pomegranate rind will vary from completely red to reddish-brown. Prefer pomegranate that has deep colors and free of blemishes and bruises.
Benefits of pomegranate:
Rich in antioxidants.
Helps to burn fat.
Does not increase blood sugar level.
Regulates blood pressure.
Lowers bad cholesterol.
Note.Pomegranate juice could stain your clothes.
How to cut and deseed a pomegranate:
1. Wash the pomegranate and on a flat surface, slice the very top off.Do not go too far down or you will cut the seeds.Make 5 to 6 evenly spaced shallow cuts to the outside skin of the pomegranate from the top to the base.2.Fill a large bowl with water. Hold the pomegranate under water and pull apart the fruit across cuts. Gently push all the seeds out of the skin using your fingers.The pomegranate seeds will sink to the bottom of your bowl of water, while any pieces of membrane will float to the surface of the water. Now just skim the top of the water with your hands and discard off the membranes.Strain the water from the seeds and rinse the seeds briefly under cold water.Now, pomegranate is cut and de-seeded! Enjoy!
How to store pomegranate
- If refrigerated, pomegranates would stay good for 3 to 4 weeks.
- If you have de-seeded, then you can freeze it in an air-sealed bag for 3 months.
- At room temperature, pomegranate would stay good for a week.