The Correct Way!
You’ll love this easy, low-mess method for how to cut a pomegranate. Now you can confidently enjoy this nutritious seasonal fruit when it’s in season each winter.
Lay the pomegranate on its side. Use a large, sharp knife to cut 1/2 inch from the pomegranate top (blossom end) to expose the seeds (called arils) inside.
Use a sharp paring knife to cut along the ridges from top to bottoms, just deep enough to cut through the red skin but not pierce the seeds inside. There should be 6 ridges.
Using your hands, gently pry the pomegranate apart into several sections while holding it above a bowl of water or just below the surface.
Use your fingers to pry away the seeds from the skin and membranes. Doing this while submerging the pomegranate keeps the bright red juice from splattering and staining your countertops or clothing.
When all of the seeds have been removed from the pomegranate, use your hand to skim the pieces of membranes and skin from the surface of the water.
Drain the pomegranate seeds using a fine mesh strainer or colander and store for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Enjoy fresh pomegranate with this easy way to cut a pomegranate!