Pomegranate RecipesWhen opening a pomegranate, you will see a honeycomb like membrane that surrounds the arils, the red pulp that contains the seeds. See "How to De-Seed a Pomegranante" for a detailed pictorial.
Here are some great pomegranate recipes:
- Pomegranate Molasses
- Pomegranate Jelly
Pomegranate Jelly with Splenda
- Pomegranate Syrup
Cranberry Pomegranate Relish
Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Chickpeas
- Pomegranate Stuffing
- Pomegranate Chutney
- Chicken in Pomegranate Sauce (Fesenjen)
Selecting a PomegranatePomegranates are picked and shipped ripe, so they are ready to eat at the time of purchase. They are available fresh from September through January. Each pomegranate yields 3/4 cup seeds and 1/2 cup of juice. When shopping for pomegranates, look for these characteristics:
- thin, yet tough skin
- unbroken skin
- a deep red color
- heavy for its size
- crown that is free of mold
Storing PomegranatesPomegranates stay fresh for about two weeks when stored in a cool, dry place that is out of direct sunlight.
In the refrigerator, they can be safely stored for up to two months.
While it is not recommended to freeze the whole fruit, the seeds can be frozen for up to a year.