Going to Seed
Pomegranates are big business, which means that the edible seeds — more often called arils — of the currently ubiquitous fruit are poised for a sales spike of their own. They’re are now available year-round from India, whose tender, sweet-tart arils offer more juice, pulp and red color than domestically grown product, according to their importer, Los Angeles-based Melissa’s Produce. Arils are commonly used fresh in salads, desserts, sorbets, soups, meat sauces, and poultry; as a garnish; for juice; or in sauces. Melissa’s arils come in a convenient no-mess 5-ounce package requiring refrigeration for optimum storage up to seven days. Get additional information by visiting www.melissas.com.