Why do my fingers turn black after peeling a pomegranate? When we had seeded two pomegranates, we noticed our fingers were turning black! The juice will find its way into your fingernails and as it dries, it will leave a dark stain in the grain of your fingerprint and around your nails. You can wash and wash, but your hands will still look like you have been playing in mud.
Can pomegranate stains be removed? Mix one cup of cold water with 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a small bowl or bucket. Moisten a sponge or soft cloth with the mixture and dab it onto the surface of the stain. Blot it gently to work the soapy water into the stain. Use a clean cloth moistened with white vinegar to blot and “rinse” the area.
How do I stop pomegranate stains on my hands? Handling and processing pomegranates can leave your hands stained, try squeezing fresh lemon juice onto your skin then sprinkle with a bit of salt, rub to work in the liquid then wash in soapy water.
Can pomegranates turn your fingers yellow? Don’t try seeding 37 pomegranates if you have any near-term bookings as a hand model. One full week after the ordeal, after much scrubbing, my fingers still bore a slight yellow-brown stain from the pomegranate pith. Still, it was kind of fun.