How to Cut Pomegranate (with video)

Do you want to know how to cut a pomegranate? It’s my favorite winter fruit, so I’ve got you covered! I’m telling you the easiest and fastest way to learn how to cut pomegranate, step by step, right here, right now.

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Well, as of today, I’ve watched approximately a billion tutorials that are supposed to answer the question, “How do you cut a pomegranate.” And I have to say, most of them are garbage. Am I really going to stand there for 15 minutes and hit the pomegranate over and over with the back of a wooden spoon until every aril gently falls into a bowl of water?

That might work for some people, but sorry, no. I’ve got other stuff to do, plus I just don’t have the patience for that kind of thing, and I don’t mind one bit if a couple of the pomegranate seeds aren’t perfectly in tact.

If you’ve ever wondered wanted to know how do you cut a pomegranate, this is for you!

…and yes, does occasionally leave a little juice behind on your cutting board. But that’s never bothered me one bit. 

I know, I know, this method isn’t absolutely perfect.

But I’m not shooting for perfect. You will still get a little juice on your hands, maybe, but it’s what works for me because it’s quick and efficient. And those are the most important things to me!  

How to Cut Pomegranate

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Cut Pomegranate

  1. Slice the top off

    Slice the top half inch of the pomegranate off (this is where you may cut through a couple of arils. I don’t sweat it, but if you prefer not to, you can cut a little less off, and it just requires a little more hand strength when separating the sections.)

  2. Locate the membranes.

    Find where the white membranes separate the sections (they’re found along the ridges that you can see on the skin). There are usually 5-7.

  3. Score along the membranes.

    With a paring knife, carefully score the flesh from the top to the bottom along each membrane.

  4. Separate each section.

    Over a bowl, pry the sections apart in your hands and remove any membranes. 

  5. Remove the arils.

    Carefully push and flex the skin of each section so the arils begin to pop out. Remove any other seeds with your hands.

Now watch the step by step video!

Now do you want to know what to make with pomegranate once you’ve done this? Don’t you know by now that I GOT YOU?

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