A Guide to Properly Storing Pomegranate Seeds in the Refrigerator

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and have a sweet and tangy flavor. But, removing the seeds can be a tedious process. Once extracted, you want to make sure they stay fresh for as long as possible. In this blog post, we will provide tips on how to store pomegranate seeds in the fridge.

Tip #1: Choose Ripe Pomegranates

The first step in storing pomegranate seeds is selecting ripe fruits. A ripe fruit will feel heavy compared to its size and have unblemished skin with a vibrant color regardless of variety. If it has shriveled skin or brown spots, then it’s past its prime.

Tip #2: Extract The Seeds Properly

Once you’ve chosen your pomegranates, it’s time to extract the juicy arils or seeds from the fruit. This can be done by gently whacking them with a spoon while holding over a bowl of water-filled basin (submerged). The majority of the arils should sink and separate from any other parts of fruit that may have come loose during extraction; discard anything that floats or looks damaged!

Pro Tip:

If you don’t plan on using all your pomegranate seeds at once, cover them tightly with plastic wrap right after extracting them because exposure to oxygen speeds up their deterioration rate meaning less nutritional value ultimately consumed!

Tip #3: Store Them Correctly

Now that you’ve properly extracted your juicy gems comes storage techniques.. To keep them fresh longer in your refrigerator place freshly-squeezed juice into an air-tight container before freezing until ready for use OR simply store these little jewels loosely inside tupperware containers lined with paper towel layers which absorb excess moisture/condensation thereby reducing risk mold growth

Pro Tip:

Keep them in a container with an airtight seal and place it in the fridge’s crisper drawer. This area is known for its high humidity, which will keep your pomegranate seeds from drying out.

Tip #4: Utilize Them Correctly

Now that you know how to store your pomegranate seeds correctly, the next step is finding ways to use them. Pomegranate arils are great as a snack or topping for your favorite dishes like salads, oatmeal bowls or even mixed with yogurt! The possibilities are endless when it comes to utilizing these tiny nutritional powerhouses!

In Conclusion:

By following these tips on storing pomegranate seeds correctly (choosing ripe fruit; extracting properly; storing in air-tight containers lined with paper towels) you can preserve their fresh taste and reap maximum nutritional benefits. Besides they make a healthy addition to any meal plan of choice adding flavor and zestfulness 😉

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