Pomegranate is simply the most user-unfriendly designed fruit. All those stupid little, yet delicious seeds stuck inside a cavernous shell, glued by a white web that are  just so hard to get out without making a HUGE mess. Unfortunately, I love it and I have had many embarrassing moments trying to eat the seeds of pomegranate. At work, picture a seed flying across the office and hitting my coworker in the face! After that incident, I decided to find the best, mess-free way of getting the seeds out of a pomegranate. Here it is:

First, cut the pomegranate in half and fill a bowl with water.

How to Cut and Open a Pomegranate

Inside the water, remove the seeds and the white membrane.

How to Open a Pomegranate

Once you remove all the seeds from the shell, the seeds are going to fall to the bottom of the bowl and the white membrane is going to float.

How To Open a Pomegranate Without Making a Mess

Skim the white membrane with a small stainer or slotted spoon. Then, strain the water out from the seeds.

White membrane

Enjoy your mess-free pomegranate and also save money by not having to buy those expensive pre-seeded pomegranates!

Now, you can make many recipes like this delicious Champagne Pomegranate Jelly Shots!

Photography of Champagne Jelly Shots by Madame Croquette

Photography of Champagne Jelly Shots by Madame Croquette