Pomegranate Preparation and Nutrition
What is it?
A pomegranate is a fruit the size of a large orange. The leathery reddish-pink skin shelters the membranous walls and bitter tissue that house compartments or sacs filled with hundreds of seeds.
A translucent red pulp that has a slightly sweet and tart taste surrounds these seeds. Pomegranates are grown in California and throughout Asia and the Mediterranean countries.
Pomegranate Serving Size:
- 1 med. raw (154g)
Selection and Storage
Keep apples in plastic bags in the refrigerator after purchasing to prevent further ripening. Apples should keep up to six weeks.
Step 1: Cut the crown end of the pomegranate
Step 2: Lightly score the rind in several places
Step 3: Immerse fruit in a bowl of water and soak for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Hold fruit under water and break sections apart, separating seeds from membrane. Seeds will sink while rind and membrane float.
Step 5: Skim off and discard membranes and rind.
Step 6: Pour seeds into a colander, drain, and pat dry.