How to Dry Pomegranates

Overview

The pomegranate is a fruit native to the Mediterranean that boasts a beautiful red color and sleek skin; it is not only useful in many dishes, it's great for decoration, as well. If you have recently found yourself in the possession of several pomegranates, you may find that they're so aesthetically pleasing you would like to dry and keep them. This very simple procedure requires almost no effort on your part for a lovely decoration that will last for months.

Step 1

Select pomegranates that are free of bruises and cracks, as these tend to not dry as well.

Step 2

Place the pomegranates on a wire rack and space them so they aren't touching each other. The wire rack will allow air to circulate around them and help them dry.

Step 3

Allow the pomegranates to sit on the rack in a cool, dry place for two to three weeks. Make sure they are kept out of direct sunlight, as this may cause them to dry out too quickly.

Step 4

Remove the pomegranates from the rack and feel each one to make sure there are no soft spots or areas that have gone bad.

Step 5

Utilize your pomegranates in whatever decorative fashion you choose, and discard them in three to four months.

Things You'll Need

  • Pomegranates
  • Wire rack

References

  • Pom Wonderful:How to Dry pomegranates
  • Recipe Goldmine: How to Prepare Pomegranates
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About this Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination, and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.