I love pomegranates but they are so much work to seed. Plus, I always make a big mess. I saw this tip in a magazine a while ago, and I really didn't think it would work. But I finally gave it a try and it worked!
Fill a large bowl with water. Cut the pomegranate in half and submerge one half at a time. Break the pomegranate apart and shake the seeds loose under the water. You can drain the water along with the yellow pith. No mess! It still took some time, but it was definitely faster.