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Removing that pesky pomegranate stain

Posted on | January 2, 2010 | No Comments

From the “I do the research so you don’t have to” department:

Last week we had a pomegranate stain in a shirt to try and get out, and since I was challenged that it was impossible, I set out to remove this pomegranate (man that’s tough to spell) stain from the shirt.  Turns out, it was next to simple.  I’m sure there is some crazy scientific reason as to why this works, but it beats me.  Here is what I did:

  1. Rinse the material/shirt in cool water, removing an excess juice and getting as much “low hanging fruit (juice)” out as you can.
  2. Start water (plain, tap water works fine) boiling.
  3. Rub the remaining stain with baking powder.  I did this by just sticking my thumb into the arm and hammer box, and getting whatever stayed on.  I think rubbed this over the stain, and it will change from purple to a deep blue color.
  4. Pour boiling water on the stain until it is gone.  It took me about 2 qts of poured on water to get it out.

Don’t ask me how, and don’t ask me why, but that’s what did it.  Hope you have as much luck as I did, and I’m sure i’ll eventually get to find out if this works for other stains too.

Original Source material (if you want to figure this out yourself):

[1] How to clean pomegranate stains


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