I agree, I clean the seeds while the pulp is still soft. The actual seeds don't need to be cleaned or washed once the pulp is off. I've tried drying the pulp, but for the two arisaema species I grow, the pulp sticks too much to the seeds to be cleaned off once dried. I've also had no allergic reactions to the pulp. --Jerry Lehmann 995 N. Marion St., Olathe, KS, zone 5 in normal years, much hotter & drier than normal!