Pomegranates are about the size of a large orange with a thin, leathery skin that can range in color from red to pink blushed yellow. Inside are hundreds of seeds packed in compartments that are separated by bitter, cream colored membranes. Each tiny, edible seed is surrounded by translucent, brilliant red pulp that has a sparkling sweet-tart flavor.
The health benefits of pomegranate consumption are numerous. The fruit is very high in antioxidants. A California company has capitalized on these benefits and created the POM Wonderful line of fruit juices for those that find eating the fresh fruit cumbersome.
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Cut the fruit in half and pry out the seeds, removing any of the light colored membrane that may adhere.
August through October, sometimes into November.