Ranging in color from deep magenta to bright red, the spherical fruits are roughly the size of an apple and have a thin but tough, leathery skin. The interior of the fruit is filled with seeds, technically called arils.
Pomegranates are rich in vitamins B and C as well as potassium, protein, carbohydrates and fiber. Pomegranates seeds may be easily and cleanly removed by breaking apart the fruits in four or five pieces and submerging in a large bowl of water. The edible seeds will sink and the white inedible membrane will float and is easily skimmed away. The seeds may simply be eaten raw as a snack or added into salads, relishes, garnishes or desserts.