The Pomegranate is a tropical, apple sized fruit, which has a thick hard red coloured skin, with hundreds of tangy-sweet edible seeds inside. The seeds are the only part of the fruit which can be eaten.
Peak buying season is between March and June in Australia.
There’s actually a visual cue to help you tell at a glance if a pomegranate is ripe or not. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be picking out the best ones like a pro.
What to Look For
The ripest pomegranates aren’t shaped like balls. Look for flattened, angular sides rather than perfectly rounded spheres.
2) Skin Tone
Pomegranates vary in color from light to dark red. No matter what the color, the real clues to ripeness are the smoothness and firmness of its leathery skin.
Pick it up. A ripe pomegranate should feel heavy for its size; an indication that the seeds are full and juicy.
Pomegranates also have antioxidant, antiviral and antitumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A,vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. This fruit consists of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. It is said to be a healthy powerhouse.
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