Color is everything: The skin of a ripe pomegranate should be a bright or dark red. The darker and deeper the color, the sweeter your fruit will be. Lighter colors like pink or salmon usually indicate an underripe and tart fruit.
What part of the pomegranate is poisonous?
A bad pomegranate seed is a mushy, brown thing that you probably can’t even pick up between your fingers because it is so slippery. It also smells like it is starting to rot. It would be very unusual for someone to accidentally eat something like that. My advice- only eat the pretty, firm red ones.
Additionally, is the white part of pomegranate safe to eat? You can eat the whole arils including the fiber-rich seeds, or spit out the seeds if you prefer- it’s your choice! The rind and the white membranes surrounding the arils are bitter and we don’t suggest eating them- although some say even that part of the pomegranate has medicinal value!
Accordingly, how can you tell if a pomegranate is good?
Likewise, people ask, what happens if you eat a bad pomegranate?
The root, stem, or peel of pomegranate is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts. The root, stem, and peel contain poisons.
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Pomegranate seeds (also called arils) add a bright tartness to food, making them a perfect way to cut through the heavy, richer foods we often cook in winter. Add them as a garnish to all sorts of dishes:
How to juice
If you haven’t used these before,you can find them in stores in the refrigerated section, often by precut fresh fruits. You can also seed them yourself. 1 pomegranate yields ½ to ¾ cup of arils.