Pomegranates are full of nutrients and antioxidants that reduce inflammation, can boost heart health, and provide endurance if you’re about to head out for some exercise.
Starting your day off with a glass of pomegranate juice is a great way to give yourself a health kick. But if you accidentally have a kick or spill, then you can end up with a stain.
You can feel your heart sink as you look at the blotch on your clothes or the floor. Don’t fret. Let’s show you ways in which you can remove that pomegranate stain.
- Fabric stains
- Stained upholstery
- Pomegranate stains on the carpet
- Stains on your wooden cutting board
- Stained graphite tops
- Stained plastic
- Removing stains from your hands
- How to deseed a pomegranate without being stained
- Freeing your smile from pomegranate stains
- No more apprehension about pomegranates.
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If your favorite item of clothing has just become a pomegranate spill or squirt victim, you can rescue it.
Round up the following items:
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Cold water
- Hydrogen peroxide (optional)
Now it’s time to tackle the stain.
- By running it under some water, you can wash out as much of the stain as you can
- Take your bowl and pour in the cold water.
- Pour your laundry detergent over the stain. Run the detergent into the area with your fingers.
- Place the stained fabric into the bowl of water. Let it rest for half an hour.
- Rinse out the fabric. Check that the stain has gone.
- Put the piece of clothing in your washing machine and give it a cycle.
For stubborn stains, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Just be careful as you don’t want to cause damage to your clothing.
Do a small test patch. If it turns out to be okay, then go ahead. Dab the hydrogen peroxide over the stain.
Wait for several minutes, and then wash the clothing thoroughly in cold water. Then wash it in your washing machine.
Using baking soda
Here is another straightforward method using good ol’ baking soda.
- Get a bowl large enough to fit your stained clothing.
- Add a tablespoon of baking soda to ¾ cup of hot water. Mix until the baking soda is dissolved.
- Place your garment in the solution for a quarter of an hour.
- Rinse out the clothing and let it dry.
- Wash it in your washing machine.
If your furnishings have fallen victim to pomegranate stains, here is how to bring them back up to spec.
- Wipe away any pomegranate residue.
- Dab the stain with a solution made of two cups of water and a tablespoon of dish detergent.
- Wipe down the area with some white vinegar.
- Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
- Pat the area dry with a fresh cloth.
Pomegranate stains on the carpet
If you drop a piece of pomegranate onto your carpet, don’t panic! You can erase the stain.
The method is the same as that of ridding upholstery of stains.
If you find that the method doesn’t work, there is a recommendation we stumbled across: Mix a tablespoon of ammonia with a couple of cups of warm water.
Dab this ammonia-based solution onto the stained area.
Stains on your wooden cutting board
If you have sliced pomegranates on your cutting board, we provide several ways in which you can remove the stains.
You have to be cautious about using hydrogen peroxide. It’s a powerful bleaching method, but it can contaminate food if you don’t clean the surface properly.
- Mix ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 2 cups of water.
- Blot the stain with a cloth that’s been dipped in your solution. Wait for 30 minutes.
- Give the cutting board a good rinse with water.
If you still see the stain, repeat the process.
The acidic power of lemon can cut through stubborn stains.
- Slice a lemon in half
- Rub the lemon over the stain for 30-60 seconds
- Let the juice soak into the wood
- Rinse off the juice and give your board a wash
Why not just sand the stain away? Grab a non-coarse sheet of sandpaper and gently scrub the stain to smithereens.
The obvious downside to this method: your board becomes subtly thinner (you don’t want to sand your cutting board into oblivion!).
Stained graphite tops
If your beautiful countertop has been marred by pomegranates, hydrogen peroxide can come to the rescue. Here is what to do:
- Add ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide to a cup of water. Mix in a tablespoon of baking soda. Stir until you have a paste form.
- Spread the paste over the stained area of the counter.
- Let everything rest for 24 hours.
- Get a damp cloth and wipe down the area.
Because you used hydrogen peroxide, it pays to give the top a good wash.
If the stain is still there, repeat the process.
If your plastic tumbler is stained with pomegranate juice, here are a couple of options you can try to remove the stain.
A solution of vinegar
Add a half cup of vinegar to a half cup of hot water. Place the solution into the plastic you want to clean.
Vigorously stir the solution and then let it rest for a few hours. Rinse out the plastic with some dish detergent and then dry it.
Try baking soda
We mentioned baking soda earlier as a way to clean your countertop. You can also use it to return your plastic to its pre-stained condition.
Mix baking soda with water and then stir until you have a paste. Smear the paste over the stained areas and then scrub with a toothbrush or similar sized brush.
Pour hot water into the plasticware and let everything rest for a few hours. Rinse it out with dish detergent.
If the stain is still there, you can repeat the process.
Removing stains from your hands
After you have peeled your pomegranates, your hands may look like you’ve pushed them into a paint puddle. You can clean yourself up with one of these options.
Lemon and salt
No, we aren’t talking about tequila! Squeeze lemon juice onto your hands and then sprinkle them with some salt.
Rub your hands together and allow the juice and salt to work their magic on your stained skin. Rinse your hands with soap and water.
For this, you need to use normal mineral water.
As soon as you spot a stain on your hand, rinse it under running water. Then wash with mineral water.
Acetone or rubbing alcohol
These are two powerful cleansers. However, be careful when using them on open cuts or wounds. Also, avoid this method if you have sensitive skin.
Pour some of the acetone or alcohol onto a cloth, then scrub away at the stains on your hands.
You’ll be amazed at the cleansing power of vegetable oil.
Heat some oil until it is warm. Get a cotton ball or pad and dip it into the oil. Rub the cotton over the stains and wait for a few minutes. Repeat the process.
Go over the stains once more with soap foam. Wash your hands.
You may have to repeat the entire method several times to completely erase the stains.
How to deseed a pomegranate without being stained
If you love pomegranates but aren’t so fussed about stains, here is how you can enjoy the fruit and save your hands while removing its seeds.
- Gently score the pomegranates
- Place them in a bowl of water
- Sink your hands into the bowl of water and start dissecting the pomegranates
- Have a plastic bag nearby in which you can throw away the unwanted parts of the fruit.
- Drain out the water when you’re done.
Another option is to wear gloves. You don’t want them to be too thick, then you can sense what you’re doing as you deseed the pomegranates.
However, you don’t want gloves that are so thin that they will rip or tear as you work.
Freeing your smile from pomegranate stains
You love your pearly whites. You can also enjoy pomegranates. What isn’t so great is the coloring of your teeth after you have had a feast of your fruit.
Keep your teeth sparkling and clean with these ideas.
Clean your teeth
You groan and say that you already do that. Twice each day, as you have been taught since you were a child.
But do you brush your teeth after you have eaten pomegranates? Making that a practice is one step in maintaining your white smile.
Brush with baking soda
Baking soda rears its white powdery head again. That’s because it is so darn good at cleaning things, including teeth.
Add a couple of drops of water to a teaspoon of baking soda. Pop it onto your toothbrush and go for it.
A word of warning, don’t get too carried away with this method. Baking soda can damage the enamel of your teeth.
You have two options with this. You can either have a dentist provide treatment or do it yourself.
A visit to the dentist can cost more than if you were to do a DIY job on your teeth. Yet, the outcome will be a more professional finish.
If you prefer to try your hand at whitening your teeth, you can buy some whitening strips. You can purchase these at a supermarket or try your local drug store.
Don’t rush into the first whitening system you see. Take your time and do your research. Settle on the one that you are most comfortable with.
No more apprehension about pomegranates.
With so many ways to beat pomegranate stains, you can get your hands dirty and sink your teeth into this fruit.
There is no need to be concerned when you spill or splash the juice onto your clothes, carpet, or upholstery. You are now empowered with knowledge on how to beat the stains.
Enjoy your pomegranates.
Last update on 2023-06-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API