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So last week I overheard a woman at the market telling a farmer that she LOVES pomegranates, but hates seeding them because of the mess. Hence the title of this post! I love them as well, but I kinda feel the same way the customer does, so I went on the world wide web and did some research on how to seed a pomegranate in the less messiest way as possible. Below is what I found along with a wonderful and easy pomegranate recipe...Enjoy!

Keep it Clean

It's actually very easy to seed a pomegranate without making a mess.
  • Use a mixing bowl that's wide enough to fit your hands in but is fairly deep so you won't splash too much. Fill it half-full with water.
  • Cut your pomegranate in half (this is the messiest part of the whole job).
  • Submerge pomegranate halves in water, and use your hands to separate the seeds from the inner membrane.
  • The membrane is brittle and will float to the surface; discard membrane and outer rind as you remove the seeds.
  • Skim the surface to remove any bits of membrane and broken arils.
  • Drain into a colander, and the seeds are ready to use.

Pomegranate Spinach Salad


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts (optional)
  • 1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette


  1. Place spinach in a salad bowl. Top with red onion, walnuts, feta, and sprouts. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

{Images & Info via Allrecipes.com & Google Images}

1 comment

  1. By far, this is my favorite fruit! Fond memories as a child and better ones as an adult eating this. Its very healthy as well!