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Buying Tips

Pomegranates are typically available September through November. Choose pomegranates with good color and that feel heavy; avoid those with dry-looking, wrinkled, or cracked rind.


Many varieties of pomegranate are available throughout the world. One of the main characteristics that sets off the varieties is the different color of the pomegranate seeds, which can be scarlet, dark pink, or light red.

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