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How to Peel a Pomegranate

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Here's the easiest way to peel a pomegranate, that's not in water and that doesn't break the pomegranate seeds.

Best Way to Peel a Pomegranate

Peeling a pomegranate quickly and easily can be done in 4 steps.

How to Peel a Pomegranate

how to peel a pomegranate - pomegranate cut into section

Here's the easiest and best way to peel a pomegranate

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 pomegranate


  • small paring knife


  1. Cut through the skin in a circular pattern around the top of the pomegranate. This will create a little lid on top of the pomegranate. Pull the lid off the pomegranate.
  2. Cut shallow vertical lines along the pomegranate sections (the white lines of pith inside the pomegranate) from the top to the base.
  3. Carefully pull apart the sections of the pomegranate till it separates. Remove the middle section of the pith.
  4. Pull the seeds off the membrane.

Pomegranate Recipes

There are many wonderful recipes with pomegranate. Here are a few of our favorites:

How to Choose the Best Pomegranates

The freshest pomegranates have a bright red or dark red color. Lighter colored pomegranates have been picked too early and will likely be sour.

The skin should be smooth and the pomegranate should not have any squishy sections. If it's clearly bruised, don't buy it.

When are Pomegranates in Season

Pomegranates are in season from the end of September to November. It's a short season, but pomegranates keep well and are often available all winter.

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