Pomegranates are mentioned 3 times in the Qur’an. Allah [SWT] says:
And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees – of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. [6:99]
And He it is who causes gardens to grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different [kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of [each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess. [6:141]
and in the 2 Jannahs
. . . are fruit and palm trees and pomegranates. [55:68]
Since February is probably the last time that I expect to see pomegranates in the grocery store here, I like to make sure that I have some throughout the year . I buy a few then take out the seeds and put in Ziploc bags and freeze them. Use them for garnishing salads, Shafuut or even just as cold snacks. They taste yummy!