The market on Saturday had stalls piled high with pomegranates, telling me that they are now in season.  It’s always a good idea to use fruits and veggies in season as the nutrients are at their peak.

However, as pomegranate is a fruit I’m not too familiar with, I searched online to find out how to deal with them. If you know all about them then you might want to jump ahead to the recipe at the end of this post (which is from Tracy Russell at IncredibleSmoothies.)  And if you are like me and don’t know what to do with them then read on to find out how to select, store and eat them.

How to Select and Store Pomegranates

You’ll find fresh pomegranates typically from September through February in the northern hemisphere and March through May in the southern. A ripe pomegranate should be red-skinned and feel heavy for its size. You can keep them in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks and you can freeze the arils.


Ok, that’s how to select and store them, but how do you get into them and how do you eat them?  Please turn to the Next Page (click button below) to find out …