Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly.
How to tell if Pomegranates are bad, rotten or spoiled?
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.
Avoid pomegranates that are brown, soft or brittle. Also avoid those that are very light in weight.
Brilliantly colored pink pomegranate seeds will first begin to turn brown due to the oxidation process.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!
How to store Pomegranates to extend their shelf life?
The best way to store pomegranates is in the refrigerator. While whole pomegranates can be kept on the counter, they can be stored longer in the refrigerator.
Once removed from their protective skin, pomegranate seeds should be refrigerated in an airtight container. Store them in a glass or ceramic container, as they easily absorb chemicals from plastic which can potentially be harmful.
For a long term option, pomegranate seeds can be sealed tightly in a freezer safe container and frozen.
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
Interesting facts about Pomegranates:
How to pick a pomegranate: When picking a pomegranate look for the largest, firmest, shiniest one available. It should feel heavy for it's size so you know it's full of seeds. The skin can vary from a deep red to a reddish-brown color.
How long are Pomegranates good for when prepared in a dish?
How long do pomegranate seeds last? That depends. How long does yogurt last? In general, food will only last as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the recipe.
What are our shelf life resources?
In determining how long Pomegranates lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Pomegranates.
*An important note about expiration dates...
Although the Pomegranates shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!