Whacking a pomegranate with a spoon is a pretty easy way to get to the delicious ruby-coloured treats inside, but it can still be a little messy. The above video shows you how to de-seed the infamously messy fruit without the red splatters.
This method is super neat and clean for several reasons: First, the pomegranate is never cut, only scored, so you don't lose the juice you would from slicing it in half. The fruit is then pulled apart in a large Ziploc bag and given a few whacks to loosen everything up, and any juice lost at this stage is contained. (Don't worry if there are a few stubborn guys hanging around; you'll get them in the next step.) Finally, the whole mess is dumped into a salad spinner filled with water where you can remove the clingier seeds. The water not only keeps any juice off of your fingers, but lets you separate tasty fruit from membrane with ease, as the seeds will sink while the other junk floats. Remove the skin and membranes, lift the the inner basket of your salad spinner and dump the water. Give the seeds a spin if you like, and chow down on your bounty.
Pomegranates take a lot of work to peel and deseed. Forget the bowl of water; you can deseed a pomegranate in seconds with a wooden spoon.
It's a little more work than hacking it in half and beating it with a spoon, but it certainly protects your kitchen, clothes and loved ones from juice stains.
Pomegranate Without the Mess [Helen Rennie]