Back of How to Seed a Pomegranate Without Water Although it's easy to seed a pomegranate under water, some people, like chef Bobby Flay, believe that the water dilutes the flavor of the jewel-like seeds. To ensure maximum pomegranate flavor, here's what Flay recommends doing: Slice the fruit in half. With the back of a heavy spoon or wooden cooking utensil, carefully tap the side of the pomegranate over a bowl that's sitting in the middle of your sink. The seeds will pop out of the pomegranate. If necessary, slice into quarters and continue the process until you have collected all of the seeds in the bowl. Use immediately. Do you have a tip for cooking with pomegranates? Share with us below. View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Comments wunami 6 years Whoa...does this really work? How hard is this tap we're talking about? How long does it take? onlysourcherry 6 years interesting! I've just been wearing pjs and going for it. I'll have to try both methods!