How Do You Freeze Pomegranate Seeds?

To freeze pomegranate seeds, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet, put them in the freezer for several hours, and then transfer the frozen seeds to a freezer bag. Press firmly on the bag to remove excess air, seal it, and store it in the freezer.

Frozen pomegranate seeds keep for up to one year, or users can refrigerate them and keep them in sealed containers for several days. The seeds make a nutritious snack or topping for salads and dips.

Removing pomegranate seeds correctly is difficult and messy if not done correctly. To open the fruit, slice the skin several times with a knife, submerge it in a large bowl full of water, and pull apart the pomegranate. Remove the skin from the bowl, and then separate the seeds from the pith while holding the pomegranate under the water. Skim away the pith as it rises to the surface, let the seeds fall to the bottom of the bowl, and then strain them out.

Pomegranates are native to the Mediterranean region, and grow abundantly in Iran and India. They are also cultivated in California and Arizona and highly prized for their high content levels of many antioxidants.