Removing Seeds From Blackberries


Blackberry season varies by region, but begin to look for ripe blackberries in your blackberry patch sometime in early to mid-summer. This season is time to pull out your favorite blackberry recipes and whip up some delicious treats with your blackberry harvest. One drawback of fresh blackberries is the tiny seeds. Cooks typically prefer to remove the seeds prior to using the blackberries.

Step 1

Place the blackberries in the colander and wash the blackberries well under cool water.

Step 2

Pour the washed blackberries into the metal strainer and position a bowl under the strainer. For best results, the strainer should rest on the rim of the bowl with room under the strainer for the blackberry pulp to fall through the strainer into the bowl.

Step 3

Use the back of the wooden spoon to push the blackberries through the strainer. The fruit pulp from the blackberries will pass through the holes of the strainer and the seeds will remain in the strainer. Work until the seeds block the holes of the strainer.

Step 4

Rinse the seeds from the strainer and discard them. Fill the strainer with additional blackberries to continue removing the seeds from as many blackberries as desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Blackberries
  • Colander
  • Bowl
  • Metal strainer
  • Wooden spoon


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