How to Eat a Pomegranate. Pomegranate juice can be used to make gelatin desserts, sauces and dressing, while the seeds can be used as a garnish or eaten alone. There is no right way to get at the juicy insides of a pomegranate, but these suggestions should help.

Things You'll Need

Extract the Seeds

Cut off the flowery end of the pomegranate.

Score into sections.

Place in a bowl of water.

Allow fruit to soak for 5 minutes.

Break the sections of the fruit open in the bowl of water.

Allow the seed kernels to separate from the rind and sink to the bottom.

Discard the rind and drain the kernels.

Extract the Juice

Press the fruit against a countertop.

Roll it back and forth to break open the kernels and release the juice.

Puncture or cut the pomegranate to squeeze the juice out.


  • A less formal way to enjoy the pomegranate raw is to just break or cut the fruit open and extract the kernels with your fingers or a nut pick.

  • The seeds inside the kernels may be eaten.

  • Another method is to blend seeds in a blender or food processor, and drain the juice through cheesecloth.