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Pomegranates Season and Facts

In Season: Pomegranates

If you haven't been taking advantage of the bounty of pomegranates, you should do so now, before they're no longer in supermarkets. Enjoying these tart, tannic red globes, with their garnet-hued, jewel-like arils, is a festive way to celebrate the start of the New Year. Want to know more about buying, preparing, and enjoying pomegranates? Read on.

Depending on the harvest, pomegranate season typically runs from October through February. When selecting pomegranates, look for a ripe, deep-colored fruit with a red to reddish-brown outer rind that is heavy for its size. The fruit, when stored in the refrigerator, will last three to four weeks unopened. But once seeded, pomegranates should be enjoyed within two to three days; they can also be frozen in a sealed bag for up to a year.

Pomegranates don't offer the most instant gratification of all fruits. Their tough, leathery shells open to reveal clusters of seeds, or arils, that are plump with juice — but covered in inedible pith. Since they can be a mess to seed, the best way to open a pomegranate is to submerge it in water to avoid splattering juice. Aside from snacking on the satisfying seeds out of hand, you can also:

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