Pomegranates have a reputation of being the hardest fruit to peel, but their delicious seeds are well worth the effort!
How to pick
Choose a pomegranate whose skin colour oscillates between orange-brown and deep red, ans is smooth, shiny and free of brown spots. And the heavier the fruit, the juicier it will be.
How to store
A pomegranate can be stored for up to 10 days at room temperature or about three weeks in the fridge. Pomegranate seeds keep up to 12 months in the freezer.
How to prepare
If you want to rise to the challenge, it’s easy. Cut the fruit in quarters, submerge in a bowl of water, and firmly rub off seeds. The seeds will sink, while the pith will float!
The fresh arils mix very well with sweet or savoury flavours! Use them in a salad, a mixture of berries, in sorbet or even in a chicken curry!
It is not recommended to cook the seeds, since they burst with heat and lose their delicious juice.