Before starting, it should be noted that pomegranate juice will stain anything and everything. It is recommended to cut it on a plastic cutting board, and wear clothes you do not care about just in case. Try to keep the juice contained on the cutting board and do not let it seep onto your counter top, drip on your floor, etc. If the juice does drip, wipe up right away for it sets and stains.
1. Using a sharp knife, cut the pomegranate down the middle to about 3/4 of the way down.
2. Pry the rest of the way with your fingers.
3. Cut the two pieces in half again, cutting about 3/4 of the way down and then prying the rest of the way with your fingers.
4. In a bowl of water, slowly peel the skin back, and pick out the arils. The water will help keep the juice off your hands and clean the seeds. The extra membranes will float in the water. Scoop out the membranes and bad seeds as you go.
5. Rinse the seeds and pick out any left over membranes or bad seeds (they tend to be not as shinny and have a greyish appearance to them).
6. Stuff face!
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