I tried soaking a pomegranate in water to see if that would make it easier to get apart, but it didn’t make any noticeable difference to me.
What I do is peel some of the skin off and then take out one chunk at a time and pluck out all the seeds. That way I can sort out the bad ones as I go and have a neat little pile of seeds. I can’t believe how much is left at the end!
One pomegranate is really more like 5 servings of fruit. It takes a while to separate all the seeds, but it’s worth it. If you haven’t had pomegranate seeds before, they’re sweet, tart, and have a crunchy seed in the middle like raspberries.
I just like to eat the seeds plain, but you can use them as a topper for cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. Or they’re really good in a cocktail. You can squish ’em up to get the juice out. Just be careful because it really stains.