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.