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  1. Dan

    Well articulated and on point. No messy stains and all the juice is extracted.


  2. Marcia

    I followed a slightly different method and had juice in places I did not want. Next time, I try your method. How much should be eaten to be beneficial? My pomegranate was huge! That’s a lot for eating immediately. I will freeze some of them, but I wasn’t sure what a “serving size” is considered to be healthy.
    I don’t mind eating the whole seed, but the last taste and texture is far from satisfying as the juice is.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Marcia, I don’t really steer by serving sizes so don’t know what to tell you. I can usually eat about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds as a snack, or a quarter to a third of a large pomegranate.

  3. Lin

    Takes FOREVER to separate arils from skin! Been doing it this way for years and it’s a pain! Hitting with wooden spoon is better. Who cares if arils are bruised!? Your going to chew them up!

  4. Ash Richardson

    This workes great! I had a hard time getting the seeds out because it was my first time we seeding it on my own. But the cutting technique was perfect thanks!


  5. Chris Syre

    thanks for letting me know how to buy them according to their ripeness ! Didn’t know that

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Chris, I think the best pomegranates you’ll find are at your local farmers market. Typically supermarkets sell pretty fruit, which in this case isn’t necessarily the best. I always look for pomegranates where the seems are about to burst.

  6. Susan

    just what I needed to know , thanks

  7. Carol

    Thank you!

  8. Judy Cundik

    Excellent instructions! My first attempt at cleaning a pomegranate.

  9. Ruby

    Great instruction. Thank you so much.

  10. Saira J

    BRILLIANT, had not even considered water. TYVM

  11. Leslene

    I cut in halves or thirds, turn them over and hit with a wooden spoon into a bowl. Seeds fall out–some membrane…but it’s good for you. To make juice I put through a masticating juicer. Don’t need sugar. You can even dehydrate and powder the seeds which are full of protein.

  12. Sally Fisher

    fantastic method. I usually cut and deseed with my hands, this method is even better. Thank you. I love the pom! Can’t get enough of it.

  13. Jeani

    These are excellent instructions. The quickest way that I had previously found was to quarter the pom, then work the seeds out from there, which resulted in a lot of lost seeds due to the cuts. This is much better. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  14. Wendy

    I just opened and prepared my pomegranate and following your instructions to a T I was able to make the snack of a life time! I always passed them in the supermarket because I thought that too much time and energy on just one fruit, my Doctor wants me to try new fruits rich in all that good stuff a body needs to stay healthy and low fat as possible. I love the Pom already and you made complete and easy to prepare results, kudos to you !! Thank you

  15. Cindy

    I opened my first fruit the wrong way by just cutting it in half. I looked on the Internet found your method and it worked!! I thought I would do the juice as you described and it was wonderful. Thank you for your clear instructions!! Delicious!!

  16. Kathy

    This absolutely works. It took me 10 minutes from start to finish and no mess. Do it exactly as given in the instructions and you will never hesitate to buy pomegranates again.

  17. Pete Burgeson

    My pomegranates always seem to split before sept..I picked some today before they split but they are not the color they need to be….why are mine splitting before they are ripe?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Pete, it could depend on the variety. Some pomegranates are ripe before they are fully red. Do you have a Wonderful variety or a different one? If you are not sure, the test is the taste. Have you tasted the split ones?

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