how to cut a pomegranate

About five years ago, Ale and I were finishing up all of our wedding preparation. I was under so much stress trying to plan for the big day, that eating a full meal would leave me with an upset stomach and very little planning time. I often found myself turning to snacks to get me through the day. One of my favorite go-to snacks at that time was a refreshing and filling pomegranate parfait. It took a little bit of work to seed the pomegranates, but once I had the seeds in the fridge, assembling the parfaits throughout the week was a quick and easy process.

Last weekend we bought a few pomegranates from the farmers market and I couldn’t wait to seed them and have them ready for the week ahead. This time around, I had Grace help me prep the pomegranates. She had a blast getting her hands dirty and I loved getting even more attached to the beautiful fruit.

how to cut a pomegranate

//I know there are many ways to seed a pomegranate. However, seeding them under water has proven to be the easiest, fastest and cleanest method for us. Here’s how to cut a pomegranate//

how to cut a pomegranate


Large bowl with water

Paring knife



Airtight container

how to cut a pomegranate

how to cut a pomegranatehow to cut a pomegranate


  1. Slice the skin of the pomegranate in half of quarters without cutting through the seeds (see first picture)
  2. Hold the pomegranates under the water and break them apart
  3. Pull the seeds out with your fingers and allow for them to fall to the bottom of the bowl
  4. Use a small sifter (or your hands) to remove the white membrane off the surface of the water
  5. Drain the seeds through a sifter and place in an airtight container
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. I actually was going to google this today! Perfect timing! And Grace is just the cutest…her eyes! Ahh…love seeing God’s creativity come out in our kids! 🙂

  2. I tried them for the first time about 6 years ago and it would always lead to a HUGE mess. It wasn’t until I found this method that I decided to take on the fruit again. Definitely worth a second try!