How to make a pomegranate juice; recipe for good health


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Pomegranate is among the oldest known fruits in the world that has a lot of useful properties for the human body. Pomegranate juice is drunk to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, for better functioning of the heart, the potency in men, and more.

Berries of a fresh pomegranate are composed of ellagitannin, flavonoids, punicalagine, vitamin B5, vitamin C and calcium. If you closely research these ingredients, you will see that they are very useful and very important for human health. The Latin name of this fruit is Punica granatum and as we said, humanity has known about it for a very long time. Although pomegranate juice is commonly used it can also be used in the form of seeds or oil.

Healing properties of pomegranate have been know for centuries

As we have already listed the essential elements of this beneficial fruit, we should also say this, that only 100 milligrams contain 16 percent of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

So, if you regularly drink natural pomegranate juice, or you take its seeds you do not have to worry about the daily intake of vitamin C.

Thanks to phytochemicals that also enter into its composition it gives an excellent sustention of bone mass - which is very important for patients with osteoporosis.
In contrast, punicalagini make pomegranate a perfect remedy for heart and blood vessels. Also, this beneficial fruit reduces blood pressure and cholesterol. It can also be used as a preventative for prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and many other serious diseases and malignancies.

It is scientifically proven that just one cup of this amazing juice during the day can have a much stronger antioxidant effect than a glass of local red wine or green tea.

In stores you can find an extract of pomegranate, which is 10 times more powerful than the squeezed beverage. To boost immunity homemade pomegranate juice is excellent if you drink up to half a pint a day (make sure to drink it fresh).

If you are wondering whether pomegranate contains calories and how much, you will be surprised by the fact that in 100 grams of the fruit there is only 83 calories, making it a perfect drink for certain dieting programs.

How to make pomegranate syrup at home

To prepare the pomegranate juice you need berries and sugar. Make sure you wash them well before you start with the preparation (clean the traces of bark or yellow skins that can be found in the fruit).

Once they are thoroughly cleaned, put them in a bowl together with the sugar in a moderately cool place to rest for a day, or 24 hours.

Make sure that you often mix the juice while it rests like this (not very often, but let's say 5 to 10 times). Also, when you mix the content, it is important to mash the pomegranate well to allow it to let go of its precious juice. After 24 hours you will notice that the sugar is completely melted and mixed with the juice.

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When you are done with this stage, then you proceed to the second. At the second phase prepare the blender and all of the content that you have prepared pour it into the blender and grind well. If you have done all this properly you will eventually get a smooth and fluid structure of juice.

We should also mention that at the end of this preparation pomegranate syrup is obtained which is subsequently diluted with water (if desired), creating a pomegranate juice.

How to clean pomegranate easily

This is often the question which bothers many, but cleaning pomegranate is not as complicated as many people think.

Our advice is to remove the bark by peeling it or just to drill a spoon in it and remove the seeds.

How to eat pomegranate? You are advised to eat only ripe fruit. They are very red and very juicy. Some people practice eating pomegranate fruit with yogurt which is admittedly far tastier. Its taste is similar to that of blueberries.

There are a variety of extractors that can be purchased regularly in supermarkets or order online. They are mainly used for squeezing grapefruit, lemons, oranges, etc. This is a good thing if you plan to frequently prepare pomegranate juice in your house.

It is recommended to drink this fruit juice during pregnancy, because it has a positive effect on the baby's growth and development (especially on the brain). Because of this pomegranate in pregnancy is very beneficial and desirable.

On the other hand, pomegranate juice is used as a cure for prostate conditions (syrup reduces the risk of cancer) and for the libido, but also helps with minor problems with erection in male population. It also improves sperm quality and fertility in the stronger sex.

How to make a pomegranate tea out of its crust

Natural pomegranate juice is one of the most popular recipes related to this fruit, but other recipes are widely used and are looked for; among them is a mild tea made out of pomegranate crust, here is how to make one.

  • To prepare this tea you need the crust of pomegranate. In a warm cup place 10 to 12g of dried crust and pour it with 200 ml of boiling water. Cover it and let it rest. After 20 to 30 minutes you can drink the tea. This pomegranate tea is often used to treat diarrhoea, salmonellosis and dysentery.

Pomegranate Liqueur is a great choice

Homemade liquor from this fruit is an ideal for winter days. For its preparation you need the following ingredients:

  • 7 pieces of ripe pomegranates,
  • 1 lemon peel,
  • a pound of sugar,
  • 7 decilitres of brandy,
  • 1 cinnamon stick,
  • 3 dl of water.

Preparing the recipe: First, clean the pomegranate thoroughly, then chop the seeds to make as much juice came out of them as possible. Then carefully peel the lemon crust (take into the consideration that the lemon should be organic).

In the previously washed jar put pomegranate seeds, lemon crust, brandy and cinnamon stick. Pour the brandy in it and seal it tight. It also needs to rest for three weeks. Make sure you shake the jar every day.

Keep it in a dark place since sunlight can destroy its red colour which makes this pomegranate liquor distinctive.

After 3 weeks, drain it through clean gauze.  Put the liquor back into the jar and dump the rest. Now you need half a kg of sugar to dissolve it in water nicely on a low heat. The resulting syrup needs to cool afterwards.

Now pour it in a jar with liquor and leave it for another 4 to 5 weeks in a dark place. After completion, you can drink the liquor. If you are not a fan of alcohol, our recommendation is pomegranate balm juice.

How to use pomegranate in cooking

We have prepared for you two excellent cooking recipes, here is the first one:

Greek yogurt with pomegranate

You need:

  • 1 litre of Greek yogurt (look for the well-stocked supermarkets)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • half a tablespoon of orange blossom water,
  • 1 large pomegranate.

The preparation is very simple and consists of the fact that all these ingredients need to be nicely mixed and served with mint leaves and whole grain biscuits. It has a very pleasant taste - we recommend it!

Light salad with pomegranate and carrot

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of grated carrots,
  • clean and peel the apples and cut into cubes,
  • a tablespoon of lemon juice,
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • a quarter cup of raisins,
  • half a cup of pomegranate seeds.

Put the apples and carrots in a bowl, pour the lemon juice over it and then mix everything well. Mix the honey and raisins and then add pomegranate seeds. After you do that, mix everything in one bowl and stir well. We recommend this delicious salad with a homemade pomegranate juice.

Where to buy pomegranate and what is the price

As we mentioned at the beginning of the text, this fruit can be found in almost all markets, and its price is around 2 dollars per kilogram. Of course, it varies a lot depending on which period of year it is. It mainly varies from 2 to 4 dollars per kg. For a good pomegranate this price is not a high price.

If you do not plan to make pomegranate juice, pay attention when buying the same. Consider buying it from a proven manufacturer.

Always thoroughly read the declaration at the back, to determine the origin and the composition of the product you plan to buy.

The experiences of most people who have used pomegranate fruit for dieting programs are positive. Men who drank only a glass a day for one month, have fewer problems with erectile dysfunction, thus it can be concluded that it acts as a natural Viagra.

As stated in the text, pomegranate juice is used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases, so we advise you to try to use this fruit, whenever you get a chance.


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