Score the pomegranate to make it easier to peel.
Pry open the pomegranate in a bowl of water, and pry away the arils. If you pry away the arils outside of the water, the juice will splatter, so be careful. If it splatters on your clothes, it will stain them.
The arils will sink to the bottom, so skim the floating membranes and discard.
Drain the water, and pat the arils dry with paper towels. The seeds are packed with fiber. Enjoy eating the seeds, too! You can store them in the fridge for 2 to 3 days!
Storing Method: Spread the arils on a sheet of parchment paper and leave them in the freezer for 2 hours. Take them out and seal them in a zip bag. They won't stick to each other while stored, so you can conveniently use them as you need.
Story Behind this Recipe
I don't like peeling pomegranates, and so they were a great bother to eat before I knew about this peeling method.
Californian pomegranate is a delicious fruit with a gentle, sweet and sour taste, with plenty of polyphenol. You can use the arils for various dishes, desserts, or in drinks. The red arils are perfect for Christmas or New Year's dishes.