In medieval Latin, the word pomegranate means “apple seeded.” This fruit is native to Persia, including modern-day Iran and Northern India. Today, they're grown across the globe.
The arils, or seeds of pomegranates, are loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, including anthocyanins, punicalagins, and hydrolyzable tannins.
Cut the crown of the pomegranate, also known as the blossom end, off.
Use a paring knife to score the peel from the cut end to the stem along the ridges. Repeat this process until you have scored the fruit four times to create equal quarters.
Now, place the pomegranate into a bowl of water with the crown side down. Use a large bowl and cold water for best results. Hold the fruit under the water until it fills up and sinks.