What is a Pomegranate?
- Pomegranates are among the most ancient of fruits, dating back to the Old Testament. This leathery, red-skinned fruit are filled with a myriad of tiny, tangy-sweet edible seeds compartmentalized between shiny, tough white membranes. This juicy-crisp fruit is a favorite among children.
How to Eat
- Enjoy seeds (arils) alone as a super healthy snack, sprinkle on salads and desserts or use to garnish sparkling drinks and cocktails, such as champagne.
How to Easily Get to the Pomegranate Arils (Seeds)
- Cover yourself and the work surface well as the pomegranate seeds may stain clothing and counter top. You will need a cutting board, a knife, a bowl, and a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Cut the Pomegranate in half along the equator.
- Over a bowl, very gently stretch the fruit around the edges to loosen the arils from the fruit.
- Flip the fruit over and hold it over the bowl, the skin side toward you.
- With a wooden spoon, give the fruit several good whacks. The arils will fall right out into the bowl!
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- Great source of fiber and vitamin C.
How to Choose
- Select heavy fruit with bright colored, smooth skin.
How to Store
- Refrigerate up to 2 months. Arils can be refrigerated and frozen.
When are they in season?
- North American season is late summer to fall, but pomegranates are available almost year-round from other parts of the world.
Where are they grown?
- U.S.A and Chile.