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A ripe pomegranate cut open showing the pomegranate arils to use in recipes.
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How To Open Pomegranates

Have you ever wondered how to juice and seed pomegranates easily? Learn the simple way to open, seed, and juice pomegranate arils with this step-by-step instruction tutorial.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dips, & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pomegranate arils, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds
Servings: 1
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Pomegranate Melissa's Produce brand preferred

Instructions

To Seed A Pomegranate:

  • Cut the ½" off the top crown of the pomegranate where the stem is, and set aside.
  • Using a small knife, run the knife down the pomegranate skin along white pith to the bottom, but not through the bottom center of the pomegranate (this keeps it held together for next step).
  • Continue all the way around the pomegranate until cuts are made down the sides.
  • Crack open the pomegranate and remove the center white core pith.
  • Now break each piece over a bowl and pop our the seeds by running your fingers gently over the aril seeds. This does take some time, and remove be sure to remove the white pith bits that fall into your bowl.

To Juice A Pomegranate Seeds:

  • Place the pomegranate seeds into a strainer that fits into a similar size bowl.
  • Press down on the pomegranate seeds with a large spoon, letting the juice drain into a bowl.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a couple days in a Mason jar.

Notes

Ways To Use Pomegranate Juice:

  • Make homemade Pomegranate Mason Jar Dressing.
  • Mix into Greek yogurt for a healthy treat.
  • Blend a smoothie using your pomegranate juice.
  • Splash into a vodka soda cocktail with a twist of lime or orange.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg