I'll confess I am way out of the loop when it comes to pomegranates and especially their seeds. But it turns out the seeds which fill the inside of the fruit are not only edible, but prized, beautiful to look at and very healthy. "Pomegranate seeds (the pulp of pomegranates isn't edible) are high in antioxidants, and clinical trials have found they may play an effective role in the prevention of heart disease and cancer. They also aid in lowering cholesterol levels and fighting cell damage."
My first real experience with pomegranates and their seeds was this past weekend at Katie's house while watching her spend at least an hour removing the seeds in order to put most in a bowl and the others in a pitcher of water.
When we got home last night I did a bit of searching to see if there might be an easier way to get out those seeds and it seems that there is. This video done by a very congenial young man demonstrates the simplest and quickest way ever to get out those seeds. It seems that the pulp isn't edible but the seeds are. I'm not sure how pomegranate juice is made and since I doubt I'll ever make any, I don't really care about this angle. But if you are a fan of this fruit which is now in season, you might give this technique a try.