How to get seeds out of a pomegranate
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Cut in half crosswise. Hold hemisphere seed-side down over a large bowl filled with water. Beat on the hemisphere with a wooden spoon to force the seeds into the water. Seeds will generally sink; detritus will float and can be skimmed off. Drain into strainer or colander to collect seeds. Warning: do this in an area that will not get stained by flying juice (I just lay newspaper on the counter or do it in the sink) and don't wear a white shirt!
Even better--hold the half-pomegranate under the water and pull it apart with your hands (thumbs on top, pull toward you)--no red juice flying around, and David is right about the white pith floating and the red arils sinking (for the most part)
You’ll be living la bella vita in no time.
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