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half of a pomegranate sliced open with a pile of seeds laying next to it
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How to Cut Open A Pomegranate

Pomegranates are delicious and juicy, but they can often be messy and hard to open... until now! Here is a fantastic kitchen hack that will show you how to cut open a pomegranate easily and without a mess!
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, fruit, hacks
Servings: 1 pomegranate


  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 1 ripe pomegranate


  • Using a sharp knife, score a shallow cut around the perimeter of the pomegranate rind. You just want to cut it deep enough to go through the membrane without piercing any of the fruit on the inside.
    slicing a pomegranate with a sharp knife
  • Carefully pull the pomegranate apart with your hands.
    pulling a cut pomegranate in half
  • Hold your hand over the bowl and place 1/2 of the pomegranate, fruit-side down, in your palm. Hit the rind with the wooden spoon so that the seeds fall into your hands and then into the bowl. Continue hitting the rind until all the seeds have fallen out. Repeat with the other half.
    smacking half a pomegranate with the back of a wooden spoon
  • There might be chunks of the membrane that fall into the bowl with the seeds, but this deseeding method ensures that the chunks are big and easy to pick out. Eat all of the pomegranate seeds and enjoy!
    pomegranate seeds in a pile next to an intact half of a pomegranate