How to Select a Perfect Pomegranate

When selecting for eating, pomegranates should be selected by weight, not by color; the heavier the pomegranate, the more juice it contains.

And the outside of a ripe pomegranate can vary from light pink to a deep ruby red.  When decorating with pomegranates, they should be selected by color, size and general appearance.

POM Wonderful announced today that the pomegranate harvest has begun and POM Wonderful pomegranates are now in store. In season October through the holidays, pomegranates are perfect for everyday snacking as well as holiday entertaining.

POM Wonderful is a leading grower of fresh pomegranates and producer of pomegranate juice in the United States.

With 18,000 acres in Central California, POM Wonderful exclusively grows the Wonderful variety of pomegranates. Known for their unique, sweet, tart taste, Wonderful pomegranates are said to be the perfect snack and ideal for tossing into salads, stirring into yogurt or sprinkling over cereal.

Not only delicious, pomegranates deliver antioxidants and minerals including polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and fiber. Pomegranates can also add that perfect splash of ruby red color and burst of flavor to any festive holiday dish or cocktail.

Just in time for pomegranate season, POM Wonderful has collaborated with notable chefs to debut new Chef Series recipes featuring the seasonal fruit. Every year, POM Wonderful welcomes the arrival of pomegranate season by announcing a new collection of delicious food and drink recipes that feature the ruby red arils and juice from the Wonderful variety pomegranate.

POM Wonderful has worked with acclaimed chefs across the country, such as Mike Isabella, Jon Bonnell, Michael Ferraro, Candice Kumai and James Boyce, as well as POM’s very own chefs, to create appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts that all showcase the sweet, tart taste and culinary versatility of POM Wonderful pomegranates. For new Chef Series recipes visit: www.pomwonderful.com.

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