Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Pom Pom | Freshly Squeezed Pomegranate Juice

Know What You Eat: Pomegranates have very high content of punicalagins, a potent anti-oxidant component found to be responsible for its superior health benefits. They are also a good source of vitamin B (riboflavin, thiamin and niacin), vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus.  These combination and other minerals in pomegranates cause a powerful synergy that prevents and reverses many diseases. Not only does the juice significantly reduce the blood vessel damage, it is found to actually reverse the progression hardening the arteries and reduces oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol.


Here are some common ailments that are known to react positively with the use of pomegranate or its juice:

Anemia:  Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon with a little honey to a cup of pomegranate juice.  Especially beneficial for women after monthly loss of blood due to menstruation.

Anti-aging:  We all know that anti-oxidant is highly effective in helping to protect the skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging.

Cancer prevention:  The high anti-oxidant content protects cells from damages by free radicals.  Regularly drinking juices high in anti-oxidants keep cancer at bay.

Cholesterol:  Drinking juices high in anti-oxidant has been proven to fight the oxidative stress that is the main culprit in oxidizing the LDLs in the blood.

Dysentery:  Drinking fresh pomegranate juice is an excellent remedy to soothe the pain and inflammation caused by severe diarrhea with blood and mucus in stools.



Recipe: Just Pom Pom | Freshly Squeezed Pomegranate Juice 
Serves 2- 4  
Preparation time: 20min
Ingredients: 
  • 2 Big Pomegranates, deseeded (takes a long time but its all worth)
  • Few Ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp of Honey (if the fruit is too sour)
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 " Ginger, minced

Preparation:
  • Blend all the ingredients along with some water in the blender.
  • Strain it with a cheese cloth , drop in some extra ice if needed. pour in the glasses and Enjoy!!
Another Method:
  • First, cut the pomegranate in half.
  • Use a hand citrus juicer to press each half of the fruit until all the juice is released. (It is not recommended to use an electric juicer because it's difficult not to juice the membrane which should not be included in the juice.)
  • Strain the juice through a cheesecloth-lined strainer and drink or add to your favorite recipe.
  • The juice will stain so be careful!
    

26 comments:

Ammu's said...

Very healthy juice.. :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow that's looking too yummy and tasty.

Chandrani said...

Wow!!!!!!! Superb. Juice looks so inviting.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy juice,luks refreshing...

Priya said...

Super refreshing juice,feel like finishing that whole glass rite now..

Purabi Naha said...

Nice information about pomegranates! I never added ginger to the juice...sounds interesting!
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Madhavi said...

Refreshing post!!!

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Shanavi said...

Same pinch..I've also made the raw juice and thinking of naming it as homemade POM juice..The pics are yet to be titled..Looks lovely, fresh,delicious...

Prathima Rao said...

I so loved the color of this refreshing Pom drink!! Cheers,
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Jay said...

awesome..:P
Tasty Appetite

Rekha shoban said...

healthy drink!!beautiful click!

julie said...

very healthy drink..lovely info on health benefits,dear!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

very healthy and refreshing juice.ginger makes this more yum

divya said...

Tempting and beautiful presentation..juice looks so tempting!!

Neha said...

nice and refreshing...

Alpana said...

Healthy, healthy healthy.......Thanks for sharing.

aipi said...

Lovely color ~ refreshing pom pom :)

Regarding your comment ~
Moistness in muffins is related to either the fat or liquid content in the batter. You may want to use a little butter or, applesauce, some fat free buttermilk. Another thing I can think of is the type of flour. I typically use the whole wheat flour sold in Indian grocery stores. If you buy your whole wheat flour at regular grocery stores, they are a little more 'dry' so you may want to use whole wheat pastry flour instead .
Hope that helps.

USMasala

Spandana said...

Yummy and refreshing.. Love it!!

Now Serving said...

D_E_L_I_C_I_O_U_S!!!! Love the color and the drink
cheers,

priya
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Awesome colour! Even I had the same variety of pomegranet last week that gives this colour,love it a lot!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow if some one can make this for me shd be grt.. too good

Uma said...

Very refreshing drink with glass full of healthy stuff.

Cheers,
Uma

Hyma said...

healthy, colorful and refreshing...very inviting

Namitha said...

Healthy and pretty drink :-)

Amina Khaleel said...

wow.. the juice looks yummy...very refreshing..

Priti said...

Love the beautiful colour ....looks so refreshing

 
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