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How to Seed Tomatoes

Love tomatoes, but not the seeds? There’s more than one way to seed a tomato, and I’ll show you how to do it. Before you know it, you’ll be adding fresh tomato flavor to your recipes without watering them down.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 20kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tomatoes

Instructions

To seed a tomato by cutting it in half:

  • Cut the tomato in half along the equator (not through the stem) to expose the chambers in the fruit.
  • Gently squeeze each half of the tomato to release the seeds. You can also use a small spoon or butter knife to help you do this.
  • Discard the seeds (or reserve for another use) and proceed with the recipe.

To seed a tomato by cutting it in wedges:

  • Cut the tomato into several wedge-shaped slices from the stem to the bottom of the fruit.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, run the blade under each pocket of seeds, along the inner flesh of the tomato itself. The seeds and gel should release as you cut.
  • Discard the seeds (or reserve for another use) and proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg