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An outgrowth of the funiculus in certain seeds that either remains as an appendage or envelops the seed.



(also caruncle), an appendage of a seed. Arils, which are usually succulent and fleshy, attract birds and ants that distribute the seeds. Some types of arils are called arillodes and arilli.

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When Pom Poms ready-to-eat fresh pomegranate arils cross-promote with Pom 100% Juice, consumers can bundle the two products for a grab-and-go breakfast or a healthy snack.
Bulbs containing fresh arils were manually squeezed and then the seeds separated from other residues, washed with fresh water and dried with paper towel.
After agitation, the material was filtered through synthetic fabric and processed for 5min in an Experimental Decanting Apparatus, using a controlled flow of water to promote the entrainment of arils and the decanting of the seeds.
First you need to smash the fruit on the table to loosen the arils, then when you open it up and squeeze it the arils should come out easily.
Separating the red arils is easier in a bowl of water, because the arils sink and the inedible pulp floats.
The arils and peel together had higher total phenolic, flavonoid and tannins content than did the arils alone.
POM Wonderful's Fresh Pomegranate Arils can be enjoyed on their own as a crunchy, healthy snack or added to tossed salads, yogurt, cereals, and cocktails.
Their arils (the fleshy, tasty covering of the seed) are a special treat, eaten raw or dried like raisins, pressed to produce juice, mixed into wine or sprinkled on roasted meats.
They become a feature of her cooking for the rest of the season, the translucent crimson arils scattered like a handful of rubies over a salad or a pilaf.
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) presents challenges for even the most dedicated healthy consumer, as peeling and picking the fruited arils takes time and effort.
To germinate pomegranate seeds straight from the fruit, you will first need to remove the arils that cover them.
ArilSystem's[TM] method and system enable opening the fruit without cutting, extracting the arils with minimum damage, separating the arils from any extraneous materials, and delivering clean seeds to a packaging machine.