My dad usually eats cherry seeds, which seemed dangerous to me, so I searched it online and indeed it can be dangerous. Today, I was about to eat a pomegranate but I wasn't sure if the seeds are edible. My parents said it's okay. But that's what they said for the cherry seeds as well. So I searched it online but haven't found anything against it. Do you know of any scientific papers where pomegranate seeds are tested for any kind of dangerous substances? (P.S. I did not eat the seeds)
I've been served pomegranate seeds by our canteen contractor on a regular basis, as a "special extra" on burgers...
They are definitely edible (and high in fiber!). They contain anthocyanins, which contribute to their color (also contained in black currant, raspberries, cherries etc.), but are — despite the "cyan" in there — harmless.