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How to Make Organic Pomegranate Juice

Ripe pomegranates are excellent fresh, but they are also often processed into juices and syrups.

Fresh juice, made from home-grown organic pomegranates, is a very refreshing beverage loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and it is very easy to make.

Updated: April 8, 2024.

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There are many reasons why fresh juice is the preferred choice for consuming pomegranate - some people simply don't like whole pomegranate arils, it is much easier to give pomegranate juice to small children than whole arils, pomegranate juice's taste and fragrance are stronger in the mouth when compared to arils, if pomegranate is sour, it is easier to sweeten juice than whole arils, etc.

make pomegranate juiceFresh pomegranate juice can be made quickly and easily.

Peel off the home-grown organic pomegranate and collect the arils. If the arils were exposed to the weather and dust, wash them with cold water in a strainer and dry them using a paper towel.

Thorough drying is not required - some extra water will dilute the juice, but not by much.

After all, many people prefer pomegranate juice diluted little bit.

make pomegranate juicePut the arils in the juicer and separate the pomegranate juice from the pomegranate seeds.

As with many other things, I prefer the KISS (Keep It Simple and Stupid) principle - so I use a small, plastic, manual juicer that lets me gently separate juice from seeds.

If I like the juice and arils, I like to keep a few seeds - just in case - they are rather easy to plant during winter/spring.

Note: If You don't like manual juicers, a good cold-press (masticating) juicer will provide excellent juice yield not only from pomegranate but also from other fruits and vegetables as well.

make pomegranate juice 4After enough juice is made, pour it into the glasses and drink right away, or pour it into the bottles with airtight lids and keep it in the fridge. Such refrigerated pomegranate juice can be stored easily for a few days, but it is best fresh.

If you want to preserve pomegranate juice for a longer period of time, freeze it - such juice can be stored for almost a year.

If you have a really large pomegranate harvest, pomegranates can be preserved fresh for a longer period of time in a cool and dark place, or you can make - syrup.

Pomegranate syrups can be made using pomegranate arils and peel (pomegranate peel contains more polyphenols than juice), but syrups also often contain a larger amount of sugars and other sweeteners, otherwise, they would be too bitter and sour.

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Personally, all organic juices should be consumed right away, as fresh as possible - they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and have many other health benefits.

How Many Calories in a Glass of Pomegranate Juice?

On average, 100g (100ml) of pomegranate juice contains:

  • Protein: 0.15g
  • Fats: 0.29g
  • Carbs: 13.13g
  • Calories: 54 kcal (54 Cal)

Note: The nutritional content of pomegranate juice may vary depending on the variety, growing conditions, etc. But, on average, 100g (100ml) of pomegranate juice contains 50-60 kcal (54 Cal).

Thus, the amount of calories in the glass of pomegranate juice depends on the amount of juice:

  • 1.5 dcl (150 ml): 75-90 Cal,
  • 2.0 dcl (200 ml): 100-120 Cal,
  • 2.5 dcl (250 ml): 125-150 Cal.

Considering all the health benefits pomegranate and pomegranate juice offer, these calories should be acceptable, even for people on a calorie restricted diets.

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