The pomegranate is one of my favorite fruits.   It is full of antioxidants and nutrients and its seeds are great for sprucing up salads, vegetables and main dishes. 

Here is a tip for removing the seeds from the pomegranate without getting the juice all over you (and your kitchen):

Fill a medium-sized bowl with water.  Totally immerse the pomegranate in the water.  While holding it under water, take a knife and slice it open.  Using your hands, break the pomegranate pieces up gently and remove the seeds.  The seeds will fall to the bottom of the bowl.  Discard the peel of the pomegranate.  When you have removed all of the seeds, fish out any white membrane that is floating in the top.  Drain off the water and you are left with the beautiful seeds.  Eat them as a snack or save them (covered in the refrigerator) for your favorite recipes.

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