This was one of those "learn something new everday" moments for me. I tried to cut a pomegranate before reading the directions and it spit juice everywhere. My floors, clothes, ceiling, counters....everywhere! And then, I read the directions provided by POM Wonderful and Ta Dah! No more spitting pomegranates.
Here are the Fool-Proof Directions:
First, slice off the top.
You'll see clearly defined wedges by what I believe is called the membrane. Slice along the white for each wedge.
There will be approximately 6 wedges once you've completely slicing.
Next, under water, start to work the seeds from the shell. They'll detach easily this way and won't spit at you.
This was fun and really simple.
Brilliantly, the seeds know to sink to the bottom and the rest of the membrane or is it pith? will float to the top. Skim the white off the top and....
POMEGRANATE SEEDS! Enjoy. yum.