pomegranates
About Pomegranates
Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
Season - from September to December
Look for - Fresh looking fruit, heavy for its size. Avoid shriveled fruit or fruit with a broken peel.
To store - Refrigerate. Use within 1 week.
To serve - Use juice in beverages. Eat kernels out of hand, add them to fruit salads or use them as a garnish.

Preparing a pomegranate:
With a sharp knife, 1 inch from and parallel to blossom end, make a shallow cut all around. With fingers, pull off top. Kernels are juicy so be careful not to get it on clothing or dish towels (it stains). Score fruit through peel only, in about 6 wedges. Break the pomegranate into separate sections. Gently remove the pomegranate kernels. To extract the juice with a spoon, press kernels through a sieve; discard the seeds.