Pomegranate is native to Persia and it is a combination of two Latin words that mean apple and seeds. Wear old clothes and put a paper towel over the cutting board because the juice of the pomegranate can spray out and it stains. Start by cutting off the top and bottom of the pomegranate. Score the pomegranate by cutting through the skin in four different places. Get a bowl of water and hold it under water while you pull the skin off. As you take the pomegranate apart you are trying to get the seeds out of it. The seeds are heavy and will sink to the bottom of the bowl. The skin and flesh are light and they float. Break the rest of the pomegranate apart and brush the seeds out of the pieces. Pour the bowl of water and seeds through a strainer and you will end up with a nice bowl of pomegranate seeds.