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Good LORD how long does a pomegranate stay good?

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Good LORD how long does a pomegranate stay good?

dmd_kc | Aug 15, 2009 04:07 PM

My garbage disposer was smelling a little funky, so I went to the fruit drawer in the fridge to find something to clean it out (great tip, by the way -- lime rinds work best, I've found).

I discovered a somewhat-withered looking pomegranate at the back, and remembered I'd bought it to make a gravy for the Thanksgiving turkey before a last-minute change of plans scuttled that.

Firm skin, should work well to clean the disposer. Grabbed a knife to chop it in half, and discovered that this nine-month-old (at least!) fruit was juicy and flavorful as I'd expect from one I bought today.

Now, I know this hideous almond-and-walnut fridge I inherited with the house has amazingly good produce drawers -- but this seems impossible to me.

How the heck long do these things normally last? This one looks like it'd be right up there with canned beans and Twinkies.

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