How to Pomegranate: pronounced [pom-ah-gran-it], is a gritty, juicy, seeded, sweet, tart fruit in season from September to January so it’s the perfect time to try them!
The red jewels inside pomegranates are called arils [air-ills]. Arils are the sweet-tart juice that surrounds the small white crunchy seeds. You can try the whole aril or spit out the seed.
Pick yellow to purple or pink to red pomegranates that are consistent in color, plump, round, and heavy for their size. Avoid fruits with mushy spots or broken skin.
Shopping a few days before you will eat the pomegranate? Store the whole fruit in a cool, dry place for up to 14 days or refrigerate up to 2 months in a plastic bag. Refrigerate cut pomegranates or arils for up to 7 days.
Eat (The best part!)
Clean the skin, then cut off the crown.
Lightly cut the surface (score) the pomegranate skin into quarters being careful not to cut the fruit or your fingers!
Place the cut pomegranate in a bowl of water, then break sections apart.
Massage the arils out from the skin under the water. This makes the removal of the arils easy and stain free!
Discard the skin, drain the water and enjoy!
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How do you pomegranate? Do you prep pomegranate arils differently?
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