Pomegranates

Seasonality:

  • Pomegranates are in season from September to February

Health Benefits of Pomegranates:

  • Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and antiviral properties. They contains three times as many antioxidants as green tea.
  • They are also a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folic acid.

How to Select Pomegranates:

  • A ripe pomegranate should feel heavy for its size as weight is an indication of how juicy it will be.
  • The color of pomegranates can vary from completely red to reddish brown.
  • Rub on the skin to make sure it is tight and doesn't pucker or ripple.

How to Store Pomegranates:

  • Store pomegranates in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.
  • Once pomegranates been seeded, the seeds can be frozen in a tightly sealed bag.

How to Prepare Pomegranates:

  • To seed, cut the pomegranate in half, push out the center a bit, hold each half over a bowl with the seeds facing down and tap with the skin with a wooden spoon to release the seeds.

Fun Facts About Pomegranates:

  • Pomegranate in Latin means “apple with many seeds”

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