Updated: Jan 1, 2021
Here’s how to pick the perfect pomegranate:
Choose those with deep, vibrant color, and are a bit lumpy. The lumpy ones indicate the seeds inside are becoming perfectly juicy! The unripe fruit will often be lighter and will make a hollow sound when tapped.
How do you to deseed a pomegranate?
Flip the pomegranate so you’re looking at either the crown or the butt. You’ll see that approximately 6 distinct ridges are running down the fruit. Gently score each of these with a knife (don’t cut all the way through) running from crown to butt along the ridge.
Over your bowl of water and facing away from you, break the pomegranate in half.
In the water, break the pomegranate at your score lines to create wedges of sorts. And from there you can work out the seeds, keeping the pieces underwater to prevent pomegranate juice explosions.
The white pulp will float while the seeds will sink. Strain out the pulp and enjoy!
The seeds should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days, or they can be frozen in a single layer then stored in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Note, they may lose their shape when thawed.