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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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