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- 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”