How to Seed a Pomegranate

One of my favorite things about fall is that pomegranates are in season. They’re my favorite winter fruit. But they can be intimidating. What if you’ve never seeded a pomegranate, or even looked at one before? No sweat, because I’m about to guide you through a step-by-step process to seeding them. It’s not nearly as scary as people think. Let’s jump right in!


Pomegranate seeds are quite versatile. They keep when seeded for a few days, so I like to seed them and keep them in a container on hand to add them to meals. Pomegranate seeds are great added to oatmeal, salads, smoothie bowls, or eaten by themselves! They also pair well with fish, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, etc. Here’s how to get a hold of that elusive fruit.

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Step 1:

Slice off the top and bottom of the fruit.

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Step 2:

Slice a cut all along the center of the fruit, making an indentation.

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Step 3:

From the slice you made, gently peel the pomegranate into two halves. Look at all the pretty seeds!

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Step 4:

Gently tear the fruit halves into fourths. This makes it easier to get into the nooks and crannies to get the seeds.

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Step 5:

Begin picking out the seeds. Be gentle with them, they’ll come out with a little coaxing. Be patient with this step. Work through each part of the fruit.

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Step 6:

You now have a bowl filled with beautiful pomegranate seeds!

I hope you try this fruit! Pomegranates are a bit more complicated and take a little extra time and work, but it’s worth it. I’m a huge fan of these red tart seeds. If you use them, tag me on social media so I can see what you’re making! What’s your favorite part about fall? Xoxo!