How to Select Pomegranates

  • Choose pomegranates that are heavy for their size. This indicates a juicy pomegranate!
  • Pomegranates range from red to reddish-brown. The color doesn’t matter much, just look for one that has a deep tone.
  • Most grocery stores sell pomegranate arils that have already been scooped out. If you don’t want to seed a pomegranate yourself, this is the way to go. Choose arils that are stored in an air-tight container.

How to Store Pomegranates

  • Store whole pomegranates in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to a month.
  • Store arils in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Frozen arils can be stored in the freezer for several months. To freeze, line a baking sheet with wax paper and spread arils out in a single layer. Place the baking sheet of arils in the freezer until frozen (about two hours). Transfer arils into a freezer bag and store in the freezer.

How to Serve Pomegranates