Pomegranate Seeds Frequently Asked Questions

Pomegranate seeds
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This article answers the most frequently asked questions about pomegranate seeds. I show you how to pick pomegranate seeds in another post with a cooking video.

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1. What do I have to pay attention to when picking the pomegranate seeds?

The seeds are quite delicate and the red juice squirts in all directions. Hold the pomegranate half in a bowl under water and carefully pick out the seeds.

2. How long can I store pomegranate seeds?

You can store the pulsed seeds in the refrigerator for 4-6 days. Use a sealable jar.

3. Can I heat pomegranate seeds?

The seeds lose colour when cooked, so using them raw has proved successful.

4. What can I use pomegranate seeds for?

You can add the seeds to your breakfast cereal, desserts, dessert, but also main dishes and salads in a decorative and tasty way.

5. Are pomegranate seeds healthy?

The seeds contain the minerals potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus, as well as vitamins C and B and folic acid. Caution is advised with intestinal diseases, the seeds can then cause difficulties.

6. What are the nutritional values of pomegranate seeds?

The seeds contain approx. 17 g of carbohydrates and approx. 2.2 g of dietary fibre and 74 calories per 100 grams.

7. How do I eat pomegranate seeds?

Please chew the seeds well so that the valuable ingredients can be utilised by the body.

8. Recipes with Pomegranate Seeds

Here you can find ideas for your kitchen that I have already cooked and presented…

You can play the fruit seed game with many foods. Think about your muesli in the morning, the salad in your home office at lunchtime, in the evening you can nibble the seeds as a healthy snack during the Netflix series!

Says chef Thomas Sixt

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