Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate Juice

Two small pomegranates make about three ounces of juice.
Pomegranates are in season in the United States from about September to February. Eating seasonally is better for the environment in that it lowers the need to ship produce from out of the country on a regular basis. Transporting produce requires a lot of resources. By eating seasonally and locally you reduce the amount of resources used for the same produce. Better for the environment and better for you!

Organic pomegranates were on sale at the market this week so I figured we should give them a go! Since this fruit juice will be going into baby food I knew I only needed two small pomegranates. To make enough for an adult to drink you would probably need at least two large pomegranates.

There are several methods to seeding a pomegranate. I prefer this method, but do what works best for you!

Wash the pomegranates and cut open. Fill a bowl with water and start breaking the seeds free. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pith will float to the top. 

Scoop out the floating pith and any floating seeds. Then drain the water from the seeds. Make sure to compost the skin and pulp, Mother Earth will thank you!

Place the seeds in a food processor and pulse about eight times. Just enough to break the juice free from the seed, but not enough to obliterate the seeds themselves. Then strain the juice and seeds.

Using the back of spoon press the seeds to make sure you get every last drop. And voila! Delicious fresh organic pomegranate juice.

Adding these three ounces to one small roasted butternut squash will make this tasty puree for your little one!

For more organic low histamine recipes for your little ones check out my Low Histamine Lifestyle for Babies page.

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