How To Store Pomegranate: 5 Surefire Ways

What better time to talk about storage than just before we enter the holiday season, when we all know that pomegranates are going to be a huge purchase?

And this is more than just about getting the most bang for your buck… In fact, it’s about minimizing a big headache for yourself in the future.

But if you don’t want to make that investment now, at least read these tips so you can best enjoy your seasonal haul!

How To Store Pomegranate? Best 5 Methods

1. Refrigeration

A good bet for storing pomegranates in the fridge, assuming you aren’t planning on using them in a very long time, or if you’re super hungry and need to eat all of that fruit at once, or if you’re just the kind of person who only likes the pomegranate with one half stuck in your teeth… Anyway, this is something I recommend keeping away from for long-term storage as it does damage to the seed over time.

You’re storing it in a plastic bag in the dark, which is not the best way to keep it. But if you’re just going to eat it all quickly and you think you won’t be in a rush to actually use the fruit, then refrigeration is perfect for your purposes.

2. Room Temperature

When stored at room temperature, pomegranates will last about five years with no significant change in taste or appearance of store-bought ones.

So this is good for storing them away from the food processor for traditional reasons (see below) or if you are going to eat them quickly and not very regularly.

How To Store Pomegranate
How To Store Pomegranate

3. Freezing

Freezing is also a good way to store pomegranates if you are only using them from time to time or going to use them in the next few months.

Just make sure you keep them in an air-tight container. The freezer will kill any bacteria that might have made its way on there and preserves the fruit for up to three years without any significant change.

4. Drying

Drying is a good way to store pomegranates if you are only going to use them for garnishment or for occasional cooking.

You can cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds, and then place them in a single layer on a rack, away from sunlight or heat.

You might also want to remove the skin (though you can leave it on) if you’re going to be cooking with them. This is a great option for storing cookies, brownies, and other baked goods that have pomegranate seeds as an optional garnish.

5. Juice

If you’re planning on making a bunch of pomegranate juice or using it in some other form that is not fresh fruit, then this is the way to go. Store it in the refrigerator, and it will stay fresh for up to two weeks.


So there you have it, folks. These are the 5 different ways that you can find the best store pomegranates, whether you’re eating them as a treat or preparing them for recipes that require their unique versatility. Remember, we all like our citrus!

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