Pomegranates can make for messy eating so its best to follow these instruction on how to properly open a pomegranate. 1.) Cut off about 1/2 inch of the top at the crown. 2.) Score the skin of the pomegranate evenly in 5 sections. 3.) Place pomegranate in a large bowl of cold water and pull each section that was scored. The pomegranate will divide easily and holding under water will minimize the juice mess. Remove seeds and enjoy.