I love this Homemade Pomegranate Juice for its delicious flavour as well as its adorable baby pink colour.
Apparently it was pomegranates (not apples, as commonly thought) that were the “forbidden fruit” described in the Bible. Given how delicious they taste and how beautiful they look, I’m not surprised!
Not only is homemade pomegranate juice incredibly delicious, it’s also really healthy. By making your own version, you can skip out all the preservatives and added sugars that you often find in shop-bought versions. You can really tell the difference between the two, not just in colour (the shop-bought one is bright red, who knows why?), but also in flavour.
Apparently pomegranates have been used for their medicinal value since Ancient Egyptian times, with the fruit’s supposedly numerous health benefits including blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, digestive aid and increased immunity.
Unlike a lot of other healthy juices, this one tastes like a treat rather than a chore. Although it’s generally better to eat your fruit rather than drink its juice, I personally find that pomegranates are quite cumbersome to eat because of all the seeds (there are about 840 in each fruit), so I can consume a lot more pomegranate when it’s in liquid form.
Not only is this juice delicious by itself, but it would also make a great base for festive cocktails, because of its pretty colour and heady aroma.
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- 1 pomegranate
- Cut the pomegranate in half
- Use the back of a spoon to hit the pomegranate - the seeds should fall out easily
- Take care to remove the white bits as these can be bitter and will affect the taste of your juice
- Put the seeds through your juicer, and collect the juice in a cup
- Enjoy immediately!