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When it comes to underrated fresh produce, pomegranate just might top the list. Delicious in juice, mixed into salads and on top of meat (how pretty do these pomegranate-maple glazed lamb chops look?), this juicy fruit is packed full of flavor. The only problem? Getting those scrumptious seeds out can be a real pain. Unless you know this genius trick, that is. Presenting the easy four-step method for peeling a pomegranate without staining your fingers (or ruining your kitchen counter).

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Step 1: Score the fruit into quarters

Use a paring knife to carefully slice the pomegranate into segments.

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Step 2: Break the pomegranate into four pieces

Tear the fruit apart with your hands.

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Step 3: Place the quartered fruit in a bowl of water

Use your fingers to separate the seeds from the flesh under water. (Optional extra step: Marvel at how easy it is to do this.)

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Step 4: Use a sieve or slotted spoon to remove the seeds

And that’s it. Enjoy those delicious ruby gems in a variety of delicious pomegranate recipes

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