Pomegranates take a lot of work to peel and deseed. Forget the bowl of water; you can deseed a pomegranate in seconds with a wooden spoon.
We originally published this post a few years back using this YouTube video, but we've come back with an all-new video we filmed ourselves -- in slow motion, so you can see the magic happening.
All you need to do is cut it in half as normal, push out the centre a bit, then just start whacking the back of it with a wooden spoon. If done correctly, all the seeds should fall right out into the bowl in just a few seconds. I've done this a few times, and it truly is awesome. Check out the video above to see it in action, or see the original video for a more detailed (and very long) explanation of how it works.
And, of course, check out all the other crazy kitchen tricks that can speed up your cooking like this one.