My local greengrocers has been stocking crates of Pomegranates for the past couple of months. Winter is the best time for these jewelled beauties. I usually buy many before Christmas to use in my decorations. Gracing the mantelpiece, they offer a shot of festive red, without going over board. So very my style – nature in the home.
Once Christmas is over, don’t throw them away, these ripe exotic fruits are perfect to be squeezed for juice.
Pomegranate juice is a great source antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and potassium and it’s scientifically proven to be effective in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) and raising HDL (good cholesterol). So it’s a pretty perfect little fruit.
So to enjoy the juice (and not the seed):
Cut the fruit from flower to tip and remove all of the seeds. Place into a blender, add 1/2 cup of water and pulse. Do not blend and break up the seeds as this will make the juice bitter. Once pulsed, strain the liquid through a sieve. Pour the prepared juice into serving glass and serve immediately to get more vitamins, antioxidants and other nutritional elements.
Oh and even Obi wanted to get in on the action too!