Just in time for the peak of fall produce, Gail Simmons gave us a genius tip for getting the most deliciousness (and the least mess) out of a pomegranate without turning the kitchen into a crime scene.

By Chelsea Morse
Updated May 23, 2017
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Just in time for the peak of fall produce, the ever-gracious Gail Simmons gave us a genius tip for getting the most deliciousness (and the least mess) out of a pomegranate: Cut it in quarters and submerge it in a bowl of cold water. Rub the seeds gently underwater—they'll pop out easily, without bleeding their juice everywhere. "The pomegranate isn't compromised at all," says Simmons. "It's just taking a nice little bath. And not splattering your entire kitchen."