My son loves to eat pomegranate seeds probably for the same reason I do - that sweet juice that gushes into your mouth (ala Freshen Up gum) when you bite into them. But they stain like the dickens! Here's one way to remove those stubborn red stains without using bleach.
What You Need
tea kettle, microwave or a pan and stove
Remove garment immediately
Bring about 3/4 cup of water to boil in a tea kettle, the microwave or on the stovetop
Place about a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl or glass measuring cup large enough to soak your stain
Add boiling water and swish or stir until baking soda dissolves
Soak the stained portion of your garment or textile in the solution for a minimum of 15 minutes
Rinse in cool water
Hang to dry
Wipe brow - whew! Garment saved!
This is just one method I've found that works - do you know another? What about, heaven forbid, pomegranate stains on couches or chairs? [P.S. You'll notice in the second photo above that my first instinct was to throw Tide detergent on the stain which is why the stain appears bluish. The Tide couldn't help with this one.]
(Images: Carrie McBride)