How to Seed a Pomegranate

It’s that time of year again. Time for the pomegranate to make its appearance in the produce section at your local grocery store. Most people are aware of the health and nutritional benefits packed in a pomegranate but many people, including me, have no idea how to “seed” a pomegranate. After all, the seeds or arils are what you want to consume. But How to seed a pomegranate is easier than you might think.

Sure, you can now buy containers of arils in most produce sections of your local grocery store. But, when these beauties go on sale pick up extra and get seeding! Another plus, you can freeze pomegranate seeds for up to 6 months. To freeze pomegranate seeds, you’ll need to seed the pomegranate, flash freeze and then bag them up to store in the freezer.

Pomegranate: Health and Nutritional Benefits
    • Packed with nutrients. …
    • Rich in antioxidants. …
    • May help keep inflammation at bay. …
    • May have anticancer properties. …
    • May offer heart health benefits. …
    • Support urinary health. …
    • May have antimicrobial properties. …
    • May improve exercise endurance.

Looking for a delicious recipe using pomegranate arils? Give this one a try: Cranberry Salad and How to Seed a Pomegranate. This salad is perfect to serve with your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Where Do Pomegranates Grow?

Pomegranates are widely cultivated throughout the Middle East, Turkey and Caucasus regions, north and tropical Africa, Iran, and Armenia. Also the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and the Mediterranean Basin. In the U.S., pomegranates are grown primarily in the dry zones of California and Arizona. They are also grown in Utah, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida.

How to Seed a Pomegranate