Pomegranates are a great fruit, but they don’t stay fresh for long. If you want to keep your pomegranate fresh for a longer period of time, there are a few things you can do. Pomegranate is a tasty and healthy fruit that can be used to make juice, jam, salads, and more. While it is usually available all year round, fresh pomegranates are best when they are in season during autumn.
Pomegranates can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks if properly handled and stored. They should be kept on the counter at room temperature for four hours before refrigerating them so that they will ripen and soften up enough to open easily.
After opening the fruit, place it in a sealed plastic container with a few drops of lemon juice or water. This will keep it fresh for up to two weeks. First, make sure you store the pomegranate in a cool place with a lot of air circulation.
Store it away from other fruits that give off a lot of moisture, as this can cause your pomegranate to rot faster than usual. You should also cut it open as soon as possible after buying it so that it doesn’t start to rot. If you have leftover pomegranate seeds after eating the fruit itself, then you can store those in an airtight container until needed again later on down the road.
Pomegranates are not only delicious but also contain many nutrients that can be great for your health. These nutrients include folate, niacin, protein, and iron, which can help improve your overall health. However, there are times when you go to the store and buy too many pomegranates at once. This is why it is important to know how to store them so they keep fresh for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are ways to do just that!
Wash your pomegranate before use
- Wash your pomegranate under running water to remove any dirt or dust that may be clinging to the skin.
- Use a brush to remove the seeds from the inside of the pomegranate (pesticides can be absorbed through your hands).
- Use a paper towel to dry off any remaining water and then spread out all the seeds on another paper towel so they don’t get mixed up in your kitchen drawer once they are dry.
- Remove the skin of each seed by cutting it away with a knife, being careful not to accidentally cut into an inner seed while you do this step! The outer shell should come off easily when you gently press down on it with your thumb while holding onto one side of your knife blade in order to keep it steady as you slice downward along its length at an angle toward where its stem connects with its core; repeat these two steps until all seeds have been stripped bare and set aside for future use!
Keep them in the refrigerator.
The refrigerator is a great place to store pomegranates as it keeps them fresh for longer periods of time. In fact, you can keep them in the refrigerator for up to two months. This is because the cold temperature prevents rotting and molding from occurring, which means that your pomegranate will taste just as good as when you first bought it!
Keep in mind that if you place your pomegranate directly on the refrigerator shelf, it may be exposed to too much moisture and thus spoil faster than usual. To prevent this from happening, wrap each fruit in paper or plastic wrap before placing it inside of an airtight container or baggie so that they don’t come into contact with one another while also keeping out any extra moisture during storage time (such as condensation).
Separate Arils and freeze in plastic container.
Separate the arils from the pomegranate by scoring it with a sharp knife, working your way around the fruit in an outward spiral. Once you have scored all of the flesh, gently pull away the membrane and place each individual aril in its own plastic container or freezer bag. You can separate them further if you like, but it is not necessary for long term storage.
Freeze in single layer
Freeze in airtight container/bag/container
Freeze pomegranate juice
Freezing juice is one of the best ways to preserve the flavor and nutrition of pomegranate. There are several ways you can freeze pomegranate juice:
- Freeze the juice in an ice cube tray. A single batch of frozen cubes will last for up to two months, but they should be used within four weeks of being made. For best results, be sure not to fill your ice cube tray more than halfway full because it will expand as it freezes and may spill out if overfilled. You can also freeze some water with it (1/2 cup per 1 cup of whole pomegranate seeds) or even sugar (1 tablespoon per 1 cup), which helps preserve the flavor better by preventing oxidation while freezing.
- Freeze the juice in a plastic container or baggie—just don’t forget about them! These containers need to be stored in a freezer that allows room for expansion (not those small ones). If this isn’t possible, then consider using smaller containers so that if there are any leaks when thawing out later on due to liquid expanding inside after being frozen solid there won’t be too much mess made during thawing time!
How To Keep Pomegranate Fresh For Long Time
- Wash the pomegranate before use.
- Keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- To freeze arils, place them in a plastic container with enough juice to submerge them. Cover and freeze until solid, then transfer to an airtight container and store in freezer for up to three months.