How Long Do Pomegranates Last?


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1-2 weeks
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1-2 months
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do pomegranates last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep pomegranates in a cool, dry area.
  • How long do pomegranates last at room temperature? Properly stored, pomegranates will last for about 1 to 2 weeks at normal room temperature.
  • To extend the shelf life of fully ripe pomegranates, place in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long do pomegranates last in the refrigerator? Pomegranates will last for about 1 to 2 months in the fridge when properly stored.
  • Can you freeze pomegranates? Yes, to freeze: (1) Scoop out pomegranate seeds and place in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (2) Once seeds are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
  • How long do pomegranates last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - pomegranates that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if pomegranates are bad or spoiled? Discard any pomegranates if mold appears or if the pomegranates have an off smell or appearance.

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