Pomegranates, fruits shaped like large oranges, have leathery red skin concealing hundreds of ruby red seeds resembling small corn kernels. The juicy, sweet seeds are eaten on their own, used as a garnish, or squeezed to yield a juice.
To seed a pomegranate:
Trim away the blossom end. Make a few shallow slashes in the skin. Soak the fruit in cold water for 5 minutes. With the fruit submerged, break it apart with your hands, separating the seeds from the membranes. The seeds will sink; drain and gently dry with paper towels.