Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Amazing Pomegranate Trick

If I hadn't tried this myself, I'm not sure I would have believed it, but it really does work! A simple technique to get the seeds out of a pomegranate in just a few seconds, with no mess!!! You just cut the fruit open, only through the skin, and then whack the back of it with a wooden spoon. Yes seriously, it's that simple. Watch the videos for the precise technique (the guy is a little over excited, but it's worth it). 

Despite the complication and high staining potential of these lovely fruits, I have never shied away from them. I even remember my Jewish mom sending me to school with a big chunk of one when I was a kid. However, now that I have learned this, I think we'll be eating a lot more of them!! They are an amazingly delicious and healthy winter fruit, and will certainly be gracing our Thanksgiving table...maybe on the salad..... 

Let me know if you try this!


  1. I just learned this and have been passing it on.. Today I realized why you hold the 1/2 pomegranate underneath. So you don't whack your hand!!
    Belated Happy Birthday Tagan..

  2. This guy is hilarous! What a goofball. I have a pomegranate on my kitchen table... now I can give it a good whack. Thanks, Tagan!

    1. Tagan, I tried this last night, or rather, I instructed my partner, who was making a fruit salad. It worked like a charm! We decided that this method is completely deserving of the over-the-top enthusiasm of the guy in the video.