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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective deseeded
Remove the seeds from (a plant, vegetable, or fruit)‘deseeded black grapes’
- ‘You can eat them raw in salads when they're young, or deseed and stir-fry/bake the older ones.’
- ‘I chopped about 500g of fresh conch meat into roughly cm cubes, to which I added, all finely chopped, a small onion, two large tomatoes, deseeded, a sweet red pepper and about 10 cm of cucumber.’
- ‘Just flavour 150 ml classic vinaigrette with one chopped and deseeded red chilli, one finely chopped lemongrass stalk and a squeeze of lemon juice.’
- ‘Traditional practices of cultivation and storage (grains are not deseeded but kept on the stalk to prevent spoilage), reduced the impact of the recurring droughts on food intake.’
- ‘That's a key advantage over Muscat of Alexandria, which has to be mechanically deseeded - resulting in sticky, damaged raisins.’
- ‘Then seeds were removed and seeds and deseeded berries were weighed either immediately or after drying them at 105°C in a forced-air oven to constant weight.’
- ‘The passata came from tomatoes grown in my mother's garden in the South of France, laboriously boiled, peeled and deseeded.’
- ‘Like several other children in the village, she used to work almost 12 hours a day - from dawn to dusk - in the cotton-fields, hand pollinating and deseeding cotton.’
- ‘He gives us permission to say, firmly, when confronted with an authoritative instruction to deseed several kilos of cherry tomatoes, ‘No, I Won't Do That.’’
- ‘Meanwhile, peel, deseed and finely chop the squash.’
- ‘Remove stems, wash, and slit, deseed and finely chop the chilli (use disposable gloves).’
- ‘Peel and deseed the cucumber and cut into small dice also.’
- ‘Air dry the quartered and deseeded tomatoes in the oven overnight, leaving the oven switched off.’
- ‘Halve and deseed the peppers and place, with rounded sides uppermost, under a preheated grill until the skins blacken.’
- ‘Add 1 cup hot water to the chopped and deseeded dates and grind when cold.’
- ‘Before the extraction of RNA and flavour compounds, samples were deseeded and powdered under liquid nitrogen using a blender.’
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