5 Simple Steps to Peeling a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are tart and sweet, bursting with disease fighting antioxidants, and loaded with vitamin C. Whether you drink the juice or eat the arils (seeds), pomegranates are a super-fruit that should definitely be part of your diet. But many are confused as to how to peel a pomegranate. Well fret not, we’ve got you covered!

How to Peel a Pomegranate

Before beginning, make sure you are wearing an apron and that your surface is lined with a paper towel. Pomegranate juice can stain and this process can get messy!

  1. Using a sharp knife, remove the top and bottom of the pomegranate.
  2. Then, score the skin of the pomegranate from top to bottom. You will make 4 total incisions creating 4 equal sections. Only cut through the skin, stopping when you hit the pit/membrane (white part).
  3. Next, fill a large bowl with cold water. Place the pomegranate in the water and begin to break the pomegranate into 4 sections along the incisions you made earlier.
  4. Now, using your fingers, pull the seeds away from the skin and membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the skin/pit will float to the top. To prevent staining your surface, it is best to do this while the pomegranate is submerged under water.
  5. Before straining, skim the top of the water and remove any excess skin and pulp.

Transfer pomegranate seeds into an airtight container. The seeds will store up to 3 days.

Pomegranate Parfait


  • 6T Fresh Pomegranate Arils (seeds)
  • 1/2C nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1T agave nectar/honey
  • 2T puffed cereal or granola, optional< /li>

Layer a glass with 2T fresh pomegranate seeds and 1/4C greek yogurt. repeat x2. Top with more pomegranate seeds, agave nectar, and puffed cereal for added crunch.

photo credit: chany14

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