Best Pure Pomegranate Juice

POMEGRANATE is a thick-skinned super seedy fruit, with a brilliant red hue and wonderful taste. The name pomegranate derives from the old French word “pomme- grenade” which means – seeded apple.

There are many contradictions in the fruit:  it is sweet, and yet tart, the fruit is tough and wrinkled and when open is rich, red and sweet, it is hard to eat it, and yet so rewarding.

Pomegranate Juice in Bottles and Glasses

Pomegranate can be used fresh: its juice-filled seeds can be eaten alone or with other fruit, in salads, as a garnish for desserts and beverages, or juiced – for making a dark red drink or smoothie.  All these ways of consumption allow you to get the nutritional and antioxidant benefits of this Superfood. Have a look at amazing pomegranate health benefits in further text and then… you could prepare and enjoy my Best Pure Pomegranate Juice recipe.

POMEGRANATE HEALTH BENEFITS 

Fresh Pomegranates on a Simple Plate

This fruit contains more antioxidants than green tea and red wine combined!  The impressive antioxidant pomegranate properties are effective against many health conditions, such as: atherosclerosis, arterial and heart inflammation and high blood pressure. 

The pomegranate is also: vitamin-rich, may improve memory, helps digestion, may prevent anemia, can help to slow or even stop the progress of lung and prostate cancer, can block skin tumor. It is also an excellent Anti-Aging Agent.

Newest research shows the juice’s potent effects on Alzheimer’s and on strokes. Even more interesting is the study which implies that pomegranate juice seems to be a ‘natural Viagra’.

Maintaining your health becomes a pleasure with such a juice. Pomegranate juice is great on its own and wonderful in a beet smoothie. If you’ve never tasted fresh pomegranate juice before, you should definitely give it a try. Make your fresh and pure pomegranate juice at Home.

HOW TO HARVEST POMEGRANATE SEEDS:

Pomegranate Seeds in a Glass Bowl

Cut the fruit vertically in half. Using your hands, gently break the halves into smaller sections.

– Place the pomegranate sections in a bowl of water. Using your fingers, loosen the seeds from each section into the water. The seeds will sink to the bottom. Discard the peel and membrane.

– Pour the water with pomegranate seeds through a sieve (to catch the seeds).

One medium pomegranate yields about 1/2 cup seeds.

Tips:

-The red juice can stain, so clean the work surface immediately with warm water

-The seeds can be messy, so consider wearing a work shirt

-You can store the seeds in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze them – for up to 12 months.

-Instead of freezing seeds, you can freeze fresh pomegranate juice – using ice spikes.  With 3-4 pomegranate juice ice cubes and  1/3 glass of water – your juice is ready!

POMEGRANATE JUICE RECIPE 

Pomegranate Juice in a Glass Jug

Once you’ve seeded the pomegranate, it takes just minutes to make your pure pomegranate juice. You don’t even need a special pomegranate juicer!

Place the drained seeds in a blender and process until combined into a pulp.

-Transfer the pulp to a sieve set over a bowl. Using the back of a spoon, press the pulp to release the juice.  It’s ready!

Taste the juice. Even if it’s not so sweet (when pomegranates are not enough mature),  avoid adding sweeteners. Keep it pure and healthy, in order to enjoy 100% of its health benefits!

You can use the juice as a beverage or as an ingredient in sauces, salad dressings, juice blends, or cocktails.

Tip: For a clearer juice, line the sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth.

POMEGRANATE JUICE REGULAR CONSUMPTION

Pomegranate Seeds as a Garnish for Your Plate

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, pomegranates are safe for regular consumption, and while there is no recommended dose, drinking 8 to 12 ounces of juice per day is safe. An 8-ounce serving of commercial pomegranate juice has 134 calories per serving, while fresh pomegranate juice, which is made by juicing 1/2 cup of fresh seeds and adding in 1/3 cup of water, has only 72 calories per serving. Both juices are low in fat and protein.

In a one-year study published in 2012 in “Free Radical Biology and Medicine,” researchers found that drinking around 3 1/2 ounces of pomegranate juice each day led to less stress, improved heart health, reduced inflammation and fewer cases of infection.

FEW WORDS ABOUT BRANDED POMEGRANATE JUICES

One of the key dangers in choosing commercial pomegranate juice rather than pure or fresh juice is that many commercial products contain added sugar to hide the natural sourness of pomegranates and often  –  different unhealthy additives.

TIPS  FOR BRANDED POMEGRANATE JUICE:

-Look for the words “100% Pomegranate Juice”

-Avoid labels with words like “Drink,” “Cocktail,” “Beverage”, which are code words for added sugar, minimal juice etc.

-Look for a short ingredients list (less is usually more)

-Avoid juices with additives, like: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, citric acid, potassium, artificial flavors and colors, sodium citrate, cellulose gum etc.

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6 thoughts on “Best Pure Pomegranate Juice”

  1. Hey,
    Nice article, really eye opening especially the part about how pomegranate fruit has more antioxidants than wine and green tea.
    Thinking maybe its good to add the fruit juice into my diet.

    • Hello Aaron,

      I’m glad you liked my article. This fruit is really fantastic! I have it in my backyard:)
      I encourage you to add it to your diet.
      Best regards

  2. See… I love holistic approaches to health because there’s so much out there that seems like it’s literally right in front of our noses. I mean who would have thought pomegranate juice of all things would be such an amazing addition to your health? I appreciate this because now I have something new to try lol.

    • I also love alternative approaches to health. And I love Superfoods

      In nature, there’s a herb for every health problem. I’m a great fan of herbs, healthy eating habits & lifestyle! I firmly believe that Healthy eating habits can give you the advantage of not running to your closest pharmacy shop non-stop (speaking from a personal experience). I rarely take antibiotics or other medicines.

      Thanks for a great comment!

  3. I recently became aware of the health benefits of pomegranate. I was refusing to drink it until I realized that it is one of the best Juices on the market. I love that it can improve memory. I also only buy 100% juice.
    Thanks for such an informative post.

    • Pure (100%) pomegranate juice is definitely one of the best juices on the market. Its Health benefits are amazing. And there are so many… One thing, however, is sure that its regular consumption may improve your overall health and protect you from different health issues. I agree with you that improving memory is a great benefit of this juice. That’s why it’s my No1 juice. I love to prepare it myself, using fresh pomegranates from my backyard.
      Thank you!

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