Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pomegranate juice

After all that pomegranate harvest, it is time to make good use of my harvest. In addition to pomegranates being the antioxidant powerhouse, they also provide polyphenols, a compound that reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer. Now, there is a reason to include pomegranates into our daily life.

You can buy fresh pomegranate juice from the store. But if you are someone like me who has an abundance of pomegranates from the garden, here is a way to make juice from the fresh fruit. If anyone has any better idea about how to make this juice, please let me know.

Pomegranate Juice

Yield about 1 cup
  • 2-4 fresh pomegranates
Remove the seeds from the pomegranates. Here is the best way to seed a pomegranate under water. Using a food processor, pulse seeds 4 - 5 times and pass through a sieve lined with a cheese cloth set over a bowl to collect the juice. Squeeze all the juice from the cheese cloth and discard seeds. 

Alternately, cut pomegranates in half horizontally and juice them using a manual or electric citrus juicer.

You can keep the juice in the refrigerator up to a week.

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1 comment:

  1. Pomogranate juice is the best, and so are your lovely photos!