A Tool for Pomegranate Fans

The pomegranate’s tart-sweet, jewel-like ruby seeds (arils) are a mighty challenge to extract. A new gadget from Tescoma, a company in San Martino, Italy, streamlines the usual method of holding the cut fruit in your hand over a bowl and smashing it to release the seeds. Yet even with this clever contraption, nine steps are required to force out the juice and seeds and remove the white pith. A single pomegranate will yield one-third to one-half cup of seeds and juice, which can be frozen for later use, so it pays to tackle several of them in a sitting.

Tescoma Pomegranate Deseeder, $15.95, thegrommet.com/tescoma-kitchen.

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Florence Fabricant is a food and wine writer. She writes the weekly Front Burner and Off the Menu columns, as well as the Pairings column, which appears alongside the monthly wine reviews. She has also written 12 cookbooks.

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