Pomegranate juice is a deliciously tart and sweet juice that is loaded with antioxidants. I'll show you 3 ways to make pomegranate juice that you will absolutely love!!
Hi dear, do you make homemade juice? I love enjoying a glass of fresh homemade juice like this grapefruit with grapes & hibiscus juice.
In hot weather, I love having it chilled in the morning before breakfast. I am going to show you how you make yourself some fresh homemade pomegranate juice.
Pomegranate is a wonderful fruit loaded with a lot of health benefits for your body. You can also add the pomegranate arils into your breakfast like in this quinoa breakfast bowl
Arils are the envelope that covers the seeds of a given fruit. Pomegranate arils are what contains the pomegranate juice.
How to Peel pomegranate?
It's not hard to peel a pomegranate if you have a sharp knife.
- Place a pomegranate on a chopping board. Using a sharp knife, cut the skin all around the flowery part that looks like a crown, and pull out the top.
- You'll now see that the pomegranate fruit is divided into quarters. Follow the lines to cut the skin lengthwise from the top without separating the fruit.
- Take a bowl and turn the pomegranate upsidedown. Spread it open so that the seeds will fall into the bowl.
- Hold the pomegranate in your palm, the fruit upsidedown
- Using a spatula or a rolling pin, hit the back of the pomegranate while you are holding it with one hand. This action releases the arils.
- Remove the white membrane (pith) and leave only the seeds.
How to Juice a Pomegranate
There are three different ways you can use to obtain pomegranate juice. The best way would be one using a juice extractor. Because the seeds are completely squeezed offering you a more flavorful pomegranate juice.
- After peeling the pomegranate and obtained the arils, you can pass these in your juice extractor if you have one. This is the simplest way to make pomegranate juice.
- If you don't have a juice extractor but you have a blender instead, put the arils in the blender and pulse then blend well and filter using a mesh strainer to get the juice.
- If you have neither of the machines, put the arils in a freezer bag and close tightly making sure to remove the air. Using a rolling pin press on the arils to break them. They will release their juice. Cut one edge of the freezer bag and pour the juice into a glass.
The processes using the machines will give you some fiber coming from the ground seeds. Seeds have wonderful benefits for your body.
- Pomegranate is high in antioxidants like polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanin, ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, carotenoids, and tannins.
- Pomegranate's peel is effective against staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus due to its antibacterial activity.
- Approximately every part of the pomegranate, including peel, arils, flowers, and bark, have been tested for antimicrobial activities.
- They have medicinal properties against cancer such as prostate, liver, and colon cancer. They are effective in stomach ulcers, heart diseases, and digestive disorders.
- Pomegranate is anti-inflammatory.
- It's a good source of minerals such as sodium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, and boron.
- Pomegranate seeds contain oil that has 14 amino acids and are high in proteins and fiber content.
- Pomegranate juice is rich in vitamin C, K, and folate
I hope you'll now be enjoying pomegranate juice quite often as you can see how easy it is to make your juice at home. If you happen to make extra pomegranate juice, keep it in the fridge in a tightly closed bottle and drink it to the best the next day.
Thank you for sharing this recipe.
My love to you, Githu.
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Three ways how to make pomegranate juice
- A juicer or a blender or a freezer bag
- A spatula or a rolling pin or a big spoon
- A big bowl
- A mesh strainer
- A sharp chef's knife
- A chopping board
- 3 big pomegranate fruits
- Clean the pomegranates
- Roll them on a flat surface to make the skin soft and also to release the arils from the skin easily
- Place the pomegranates on a chopping board
- Using a sharp knife, cut around the top that looks like a crown and remove the top
- You'll see that the pomegranate is divided by a white membrane, cut the skin following the membranes so that you don't cut the arils. (See the image on the post)
- Put a large bowl in your sink, hold the now cut pomegranate in your hand, the open part facing the bowl so that arils will fall in the bowl
- Using a rolling pin, a spatula, or a big spoon, hit the back of the pomegranate that is in your hand
- Most of the arils will fall in the bowl, remove the rest with your fingers
- Remove any pith (white membrane) that fell in the bowl with arils. They can make your juice bitter
- If using a juicing machine, go ahead a make your juice
- If using a blender, put the arils in the blender and pulse then blend at a high speed for a few seconds. Rince the bowl
- Put a mesh strainer on the bowl and pour the juice from the blender.
- Using a spatula or a spoon, filter the juice. Press hard on the residue on the mesh to get the maximum of the juice. Pour the pomegranate juice in a glass
- If you have neither a juice machine nor a blender, then put the arils in a freezing bag,
- Close the freezer bag making sure you remove as much air possible so that the bag doesn't burst
- Using a rolling pin or your hands, press on the arils till they burst to release their juice
- Once you are done pressing, carefully cut one edge of the freezer bag and pour the pomegranate juice in a glass.
- Enjoy your freshly homemade pomegranate juice.
- Thank you for sharing this recipe. Blessings
- While you can enjoy some sweet fresh pomegranate using the freezer bag method, please note that you can, however, not make a lot of juice using this method. The juice will be less and very clear since the other two methods are grinding the whole seeds.
- If you happen to make extra pomegranate juice, keep the remaining in an air-tight bottle, place it in your fridge, and drink it to the best the following day, this way you'll enjoy all the benefits of the antioxidants.