How to cut a pomegranate

It's officially pomegranate season, and these beauties are popping up everywhere. Which means there is a lot of questions about how to cut a pomegranate. POM Wonderful usually offers a great little booklet about "How to Cut a Pomegranate" near where there pomegranates are being sold. I used their method, but always seemed to have an insanely large red mess ALL over my kitchen. This is when I came up with the following method of how to cut a pomegranate. It leaves little to no mess!
First I begin to make a slit down the side of the pomegranate
all the way to the bottom
I repeat this step five times around the pomegranate
Your pomegranate should now have five sections
Now at the top of the pomegranate you want to create a box


Your pomegranate should now look like this.

grab a section and begin to pull downward.
Repeat all around the pomegranate
Voila! Simple and hardly any mess!!!


xo

27 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing.

    I love pomegranates. They are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. So delicious, too.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Great instructional! :) You're a brave one... I always make a big mess, so I open mine in a bowl of water.

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  3. I will def need this when I try cooking with one!

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  4. Great tutorial!

    I use the bowl/water method too since I tend to be messy

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  5. this is a waay better method than what i was using! lol

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  6. I have never actually eaten a fresh pomegranate because I've been too intimated by cutting it/not knowing how to eat it. Thanks for the how-to...I'm going to take advantage of pom season this year!

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  7. Thanks for the tip! I'll try this next time. :)

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  8. Happy Friday Erica :)
    You know I have never had a fresh pomegrante! Maybe I will buy one this weekend!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo
    gi gi

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  9. i second the bowl of water comment!! the seeds sink to the bottom, the waxy stuff rises, and you just have to skim it off the top then strain. it's great!

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  10. You did a much better explanation of how to cut open a pom than I did :)

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  11. I love pomegranates but always make such a huge mess, thanks for this awesome tutorial! :)

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  12. I have never eaten a pomegranate before! It looks crazy inside! haha

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  13. Hi! Lovely blog! New follower! I hope you'll follow you back! ;) kiss

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  14. Thanks for the pom cutting tips. I always seem to make such a mess when cutting a pom. I'll def try your way next.

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  15. That's great! I've seen several ways but not this one yet. I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks!

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  16. So that's what they look like on the inside!!! I usually buy just the seeds in a package at Trader Joe's.

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great pics! Love those babies. So many uses.

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  18. Awesome! Thanks for sharing ;) Have a great weekend! xo

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  19. Genius! I love, LOVE pomegranates -- fabulous!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. I love how your fingernails are a sexy red to go with the sexy poms. ;)

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  21. Oh this is so helpful! I've never actually cut my own pomegranate because I've been too intimidated but I love eating them! :)

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  22. Love it! You make it look so much easier than it is when I try :)

    Once it's open though, I can't stay out of those tasty little gems...they're perfect on my lunch spinach salad (similar to the one you served for your POM dinner!).

    Happy Saturday to you!

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  23. That's a cool way to cut them- I always use these instructions that you have to put them in water to pull the pomegranate apart. This looks simpler!

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  24. I will have to give this method a try as I always make a mess and have resorted to buying them already shucked(?) Peeled(?) clened(?) uhh... Ready to eat! yeah! Thats the ticket! Ready to eat!

    But I prefer to be able to do it myself its much more ecoPOMical :)

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  25. Mmmmmm, I just love sweet potato fries!

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