Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Day The Internet Lied

I bought a pomegranate two days ago and decided to serve it up with breakfast this morning after I read about an online tutorial on how to de-seed a pomegranate in under a minute. It sounded impossible, but the video looked credible so I gave it a try.

I don't want to give away the ending, but even the boys looked suspicious.

I got the rest of their breakfast fruit ready and had our pomegranate, spoon and bowl on standby in the background. 

Then I cut it in half. It was messy, but that was to be expected. Pomegranates are like that after all.

While my sons were busy with the rest of their breakfast fruit, I got busy with the pomegranate – but it didn't matter whether I tapped, bashed or worked out my frustrations on it I didn't seem to yield much in the way of actual fruit. 

I did succeed in splitting the pomegranate into several pieces (see above) during the "big show", but most of the seeds in the bowl were hand extracted. In case the bowl looks a bit empty, the rest were already on the plates since the boys were fairly excited about whatever I was doing at this point and wanted to "try pomegranate now!". 

In the end, a good time was had by two boys at least. 

– I make "art" on face and table everyone!

– I make a big mess which always make me happy.

– Still, I pony up with proper smile for camera.

- L.

PS. Some people I communicate with online give this technique at least a 6.5 out of 10 – and some swear by it – but I give it a big stinkeroo 1 at best. At least everyone agreed that it can't be done in a minute.


  1. Having eaten (and cleaned) many pomegranetes over the years, that is the MOST RIDICULOUS method I've ever seen in my life. I'll be happy to show you the PROPER way to clean that fruit (which I'm having trouble spelling, but never ingesting), when I arrive. It is NOT done in one minute but you get all the fruit. Love Gamma Rita

    1. Would part of this method be in a cold bowl of water? I love them but don't like the mess - you are a brave gamma and mother to be presenting this fruit to youngsters !! ---

  2. Hi,

    I'd love to know how to do it properly too!

    Auntie Lo