Pomegranate juice is a refreshing, thirst-quenching, and highly nutritious juice drink that too many people haven’t tried. For some reason, pomegranate juice just doesn’t have the great publicity that apple and orange juice do!
And that’s a real shame. Not only does pomegranate juice taste great, but it’s also rich in a number of key nutrients like antioxidants and vitamin C. It might also be effective in treating/preventing a number of nasty illnesses including digestion problems, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. On top of all that, it even has anti-inflammatory properties!
The even better news is that you can actually make your own pomegranate juice at home very easily. This is a fun and affordable juice you can make that is much easier than trying to make something like apple juice! It’s great for impressing guests too, especially given the high chance that they won’t have tried it before!
And all you are going to need for this to work is one pomegranate, one cup of water, and some sugar.
So, to find out the steps you need to follow, read on!
1. Find Your Pomegranate
The first thing you need to do, is to look for the right pomegranate. Seeing as you might not be terribly experienced with this slightly more exotic fruit, that means you may not know precisely how to go about choosing one in order to avoid bad ones, over-ripe ones, or ones that aren’t ripe enough!
The good news is that you can find good pomegranates fairly easily by focusing on the coloring. The skin of a very ripe pomegranate will typically be a bright or dark red. The darker the color, the juicier the pomegranate is going to be and of course that’s precisely what we’re looking for when it comes to fruit for making juice drinks!
If you find that your fruit is a more pink or salmon hue, then that suggests that it is underripe. This is then going to be much less juicy and it’s going to make your life that much more difficult when it comes to making the juice! Keep looking – or just wait until they are ready.