A bowl of ruby red pomegranate seeds.

How to Easily Remove Pomegranate Seeds

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Course snack/breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword how to get pomegranate seeds out, how to open a pomegranate, pomegranate seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 58kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1 pomegranate whole


  • Rinse the pomegranate under running water.
  • With a sharp paring knife, make an incision all around the crown area, about 1/2 inch from the top.
  • Gently remove this top piece.
  • Make a few angular 1/2 inch cuts in the white membrane located in the center of the fruit. Gently remove this white section.
  • Score the exterior of the pomegranate along the "ridges" from the crown to the base.
  • Gently insert the knife, (about one inch) in the middle section of the pomegranate and give it a gentle twist.
  • Firmly grasp the pomegranate with your fingers, and gently pry the pomegranate open. This will reveal the sections.
  • Detach each section from the base and begin to gently pop the seeds in a bowl. Discard the white membrane.



1 serving = 1/2 cup.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg