Here’s the easiest way to separate out those tasty, trendy pomegranate seeds.

Insert a paring knife into the top of the pomegranate, angling toward the middle. Cut a cone-shaped piece and gently remove it.

Score 4 lines from top to bottom to quarter the pomegranate.

Submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water and pull apart the quarters, releasing the seeds with your hands.

The pith will float and the seeds will sink. Remove the pith and discard, and then drain the seeds well. Place on a paper towel to remove all excess water.

— Carole Kotkin

Miami Herald