Select fruit that is firm and heavy with a rich, even colour. A shiny skin is an indication of a waxy coating; in their natural state, the skin has a dull patina. Avoid fruits that are broken or have soft spots.
The leathery skin protects pomegranates, allowing them to be stored for up to a week at room temperature or two months in the refrigerator. The juice and seeds can be frozen for several months.
Tips & Tricks:
1 pomegranate = about 1 cup of seeds.
To remove seeds, lightly score the skin from top to bottom. Peel back the skin, and remove the seeds from the bitter membrane with your fingers.
Eat as is or in salads.
Pomegranate juice can be used in marinades.