Pomegranate: How to choose a ripe and sweet pomegranate
Choose a large pomegranate
You should choose large pomegranates because they taste very sweet, contain a lot of water and are rich in nutrients. Should not choose pomegranates with small size because it may be young, sour or old pomegranates, less water and less nutrition.
Choose pomegranates by skin color
The market today has many different types of pomegranates depending on the color of the skin:
– Pomegranate with red skin: if grown in a sunny environment, it will be very sweet. In contrast, less sun, more sour taste.
– Pomegranate with yellow skin: the color is not very eye-catching, mixed between yellow and white, but the taste inside is very sweet and delicious.
– Pomegranate with green skin: beautiful color but relatively poor sweetness.
When buying, you should give preference to yellow pomegranates because they have seeds, more water and have a higher sweetness than other types.
Choose pomegranates by shape
Most pomegranates have a round shape that is very eye-catching. But it is a fruit with few seeds, thick skin, not good to eat. To choose delicious pomegranates, you should choose those with a relatively round or slightly square shape, the rind clearly protruding the seeds inside. Such pomegranates have a rather thin skin, many seeds, and a very sweet taste.
Choose a pomegranate whose navel has fully bloomed and is slightly cracked
The riper the pomegranate, the sweeter and more watery it will be. Therefore, when buying, you should observe the navel of the fruit. If the navel has fully bloomed, and cracks around the navel appear, then the pomegranate is fully ripe. If the navel has not fully bloomed, it is a green pomegranate with a sour taste.
Choose fruit that is firm and heavy in hand
You can hold 2 pomegranates of the same size to compare. If the pomegranate has a sweet, succulent taste, it will be very firm and heavy in the hand.
Choose a fruit with a tanned skin and a hard, crunchy skin
Pomegranate is delicious, ripe, seeded, sweet and juicy, often with an outer skin that is a mixture of rose red or yellow with a tan color.
When pressed, feel the natural hardness and high brittleness. Therefore, when buying, you should pay attention to this detail to choose the right pomegranate!
Choose pomegranates in the right season
Choosing to buy pomegranates at the right season will help you choose the freshest, clean, succulent, high-sweet, nutritious, and low-preservative fruits. The pomegranate harvest season usually falls around September – February next year. In particular, Thai pomegranates are around September, October and Peruvian pomegranates are around May and June.