The pomegranate is a reddish-purple, orange-sized Persian fruit that has been around since history was first documented. It was cultivated in modern-day Iran and over time it has spread out to the rest of the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and the rest of the world.
Now, every one is able to enjoy the pomegranate’s pips tangy yet sweet taste. The pips are a healthy addition to any diet, and everyone is getting on the pomegranate bandwagon by making the fruit accessible in many different forms. Today, pomegranate is used for teas, syrups, energy bars and juices. Unfortunately, many people are wary of the pomegranate seeds, because they do not know what to do with them. If you want the health benefits of pomegranate, but you do not want to eat one as a snack, you can always use the seeds to make a juice.
Why Should You Juice Pomegranate?
Pomegranate has several health benefits that you will enjoy. The most impressive benefit is the improvement of heart health. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice improves heart health in three different ways. It reduces the amount of plague formed in your arteries. The juice also holds back atherosclerosis, and it increases arterial health. Other research suggests that consuming pomegranate juice on a regular basis can reduce systolic blood pressure and lower cholesterol for people with diabetes. If you want to add these delicious health benefits to your life, here are a few recipes for pomegranate juice.
How To Make Pomegranate Juice
Let go of your fear of eating pomegranate pips by juicing them. It is an easy process. The first steps involve cutting the crown of the pomegranate and then cutting the remainder into four sections. Next, put the fruit into a bowl of water. Use your fingers to remove the pips from the rind and membrane. Do this gently. When the seeds are separated, drain out the water and place them into your juice extractor. Once you have your juice, you can make one of these fabulous pomegranate recipes.
1. Red and Fruity
If you have finicky children, this recipe works best. This recipe highlights red pigmented fruits by creating a juice that even the pickiest child will enjoy.
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of cherries, pitted
1 small beet
1/4 cup of pomegranate pips
1 apple, cut into wedges
Juice the cherries and strawberries. Next, add the beet, pips and apple wedges.
2. Pommy Purple Juice
2 cups of blueberries
1 cup of pomegranate pips
Place both fruits in the juicer and enjoy.
3. Berry Happy
This is one of the healthiest pomegranate recipes.
1 cup of mixed berries. You can use berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
1/4 cups of pips
1 apple, cut into wedges or a 1 pear, cut into wedges
First, juice the berries. Then, add the pips. Finish with the apple.