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Battle of the Pomegranate Seeds

Whole Fruit:

Prep: 10 minutes
Price: $.23 per ounce of seeds
Between separating the seeds (actually, they're arils) from the peel and picking out those pesky pieces of pith, breaking down a pomegranate is tedious and time-consuming. It's also messy, even if you submerge the fruit in water while seeding.


Packaged Seeds:

Prep: None
Price:$.93 per ounce of seeds
There's no sugarcoating the markup on ready-to-eat seeds. But once you factor in your time -- and potential dry-cleaning bill -- it's worth every penny. Plus they're every bit as delicious and you know exactly how much you're getting.

And the winner is ...


- Beth Janes