How to Remove Tomato Seeds

Overview

Inside every juicy tomato, you will find a bunch of seeds. These seeds can be removed from the tomato and used to plant and grow new tomatoes. Some individuals may also want to remove seeds from a tomato for culinary purposes. For example, keeping the seeds in the tomato can sometimes cause the lettuce in a salad to become too soggy. Removing the seeds from a tomato is not difficult.

Step 1

Rinse your tomato off under running water, then set your tomato on a cutting board.

Step 2

Slice your tomato in half around the middle so that you have a top section and a bottom section. This will reveal the seed pockets.

Step 3

Scoop the seeds out of the three seed pockets with a spoon. Do this to the top half first, and then the bottom half.

Step 4

Discard the seeds if you don't want to save them. You can put them down your garbage disposal, or throw them in a trash can.

Step 5

Rinse the seeds off if you want to save them. Then lay them out on a paper plate for three to five days until they are completely dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
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