Juicing a Pomegranate: How to Prepare in 9 Easy Steps

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Two Glasses With Red Pomgranate Juice, Lime And Mint.Originally from the region between Egypt and the Himalayas, Pomegranate is a fruit of a deciduous shrub which grows from 5 to 8 meters tall. This fruit is seasonal; growing from March to May in the Southern Hemisphere, and September to February in the Northern Hemisphere. This fruit has been used in baking, smoothies, juice blends, baking, cooking, meal garnishes, and alcoholic beverages like cocktails and wine.

Not only that this fruit is an important ingredient to many cuisines, but more so a great source of essential vitamins and phytochemicals. A serving (110-g) of pomegranate seeds offers 12 % of your daily Vitamin C value and 16% for Vitamin K. Furthermore, it contains polyphenols like flavonoids and ellagitannins which are important in the prevention of certain diseases such as hypertension. The seeds are great sources of dietary fiber, which means that throwing off the seeds is a huge waste nutritional benefit.

Juicing

Now that you know how healthy a pomegranate can be, you can try making it as a part of your fitness regimen.

Here are some very easy steps on how to make a delicious pomegranate juice.

  1. Prepare all the ingredients and the kitchen tools/utensils.
  • Pomegranate (1 whole)
  • Water (1 cup) or ice cubes
  • Sugar (to taste)
  • A large bowl filled with water
  • Knife
  • Regular Strainer
  • Blender
  • 2 clean glasses
  1. Using the knife cut the pomegranate in half then submerge it in the bowl filled with water.
  2. Remove the pomegranate seeds while underwater. This method is to easily separate the seeds from the white or yellow membrane of the peel; the seeds will sink while the inedible membranes float.
  3. Discard the floating membranes.
  4. Using the strainer, separate the seeds out of the water and place them in the blender.
  5. Blend the seeds. You may need to run the machine several times to ensure the seeds are broken up.
  6. Pour the blended seeds into a tall glass through the mesh strainer. To extract any remaining juice, press the pulp against the strainer using a big spoon, a spatula or any appropriate utensil.
  7. For every 1 and a half cups of pomegranate juice, add 1/3 cup of sugar. But if you are trying to lessen on calorie, adding sugar or not is up to you.
  8. Add water or ice cubes for a more refreshing pomegranate juice drink!