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Questions about pomegranates

katydid13 | | Jan 2, 2013 04:32 PM

I'm new to buying & eating pomegranates at home and would like some advice on how to recognize when the seeds shouldn't be eaten because of spoilage. I'm not talking about really obvious signs of spoilage, of course. I've noticed when cutting some open that some of the normally white flesh inside is brown or spotted. Sometimes the seeds in those areas look soft & brownish, in which case I toss them, but sometimes the seeds look firm & red even when the flesh doesn't look that great. Is it still OK to eat those seeds? I always eat them raw, incidentally, so no heating is involved. Also, are there any tips for picking "good" poms at the market? Thanks!

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