Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth. They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods. With ruby color and an intense floral, sweet-tart flavor, the pomegranate delivers both taste and beauty. The skin of the pomegranate is thick and inedible, but there are hundreds of edible seeds within. Each seed is surrounded by a red, juicy and sweet seed covering known as an aril. You can remove the skin and the membranes to get at the delicious fruit with nutty seeds.