Introducing the mighty pomegranate, a fruit celebrated for its vibrant ruby-  red arils and rich history. Pomegranates have been cherished for centuries, renowned for both their delicious flavour and numerous health benefits. Bursting with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and a sweet-tart taste, this ancient fruit is a true powerhouse. From mythical symbolism to culinary delight, let's explore the wonders of pomegranates and discover why they continue to captivate hearts and taste buds alike. 

Pomegranate juice 

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 ripe pomegranate


1. Begin by cutting the pomegranate in half horizontally.

2. Hold one half of the pomegranate over a large bowl, with the cut side facing down.

3. Using a wooden spoon or a sturdy spatula, firmly tap the back of the pomegranate to release the seeds (arils) into the bowl. Repeat with the other half.

4. Once all the seeds have been collected, transfer them to a blender or a food processor.

5. Blend the pomegranate seeds on low speed for about 20-30 seconds until the juice is extracted and the seeds are broken down.

6. Place a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth over another bowl or jug and pour the blended mixture into it.

7. Use the back of a spoon to press down on the pulp, extracting as much juice as possible while leaving behind the seeds and any remaining pulp.

8. Discard the seeds and pulp, and transfer the fresh pomegranate juice into a glass or bottle.

9. If desired, you can sweeten the juice with a touch of honey or sugar, although the natural sweetness of the pomegranate is often sufficient.

10. Give the juice a gentle stir, refrigerate it to chill, and it's ready to be enjoyed!