Find out how to get at those luscious seeds minus the fruity bloodbath

Ruby red pomegranate seeds look so sophisticated in a salad, but how on earth do you get the pesky little things out? Here’s how:

 

1. Cut the pomegranate in half.

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2. Submerge each half in a bowl of water, and break up the pomegranate gently, releasing the seeds.

 

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3. The seeds will sink, and the white membrane will float.

4. Skim off the floating membrane and you’re left with delicious pomegranate seeds.

 

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5. Drain the seeds and dry them on kitchen towel.

6. Admire your pristine white t-shirt.

Pomegranate and pistachio bircher-style muesli

Say hello to pomegranate seeds first thing, with this uber-pretty breakfast option.

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Red onion, orange and pomegranate salad

The kind of salad that actually makes you want to eat your 5-a-day.

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Panna cotta with raspberries and pomegranate

Theo Randall combines creamy panna cotta with a handful of summer fruits in this fancy pudding number.

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Photograph: Kate Whitaker Via: Sainsbury's

 

Pomegranate pavlova

Make your dinner guests’ jaws drop with this showstopping dessert. 

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