Pomegranate Juice – How to extract the delicious Juice from the Pomegranate

I show you how to squeeze pomegranate juice in this cooking school article. This is a guide on how to get the best juice from the apple.

I always make an event out of the pomegranate thing. My workflow always includes at least two apples on the shopping list.

I always use three of the four halves for juice and pick the pomegranate seeds from one half. This way, there is enough delicious and healthy juice for me and my sweetheart, and at the same time I have vitamin-rich red shimmering decorative balls for the whole week.

I hope you enjoy watching and reading it. Good luck in your kitchen!

1. Pressing pomegranate juice, the photo step by step guide

Please be careful when processing apples. Already when halving and then juicing, the red juice can spread uncontrolled red splashes in your kitchen and on your clothes.

Pomegranates are juicy and colourful. Get your clothes to safety and make some space for juicing!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Pomegranate photographed on black.

Step 1:

Buy pomegranate and process as fresh as possible!

Pomegranate halves, the seeds are clearly visible.

Step 2:

Use a small, sharp kitchen knife to cut in half. We chefs use a curved-blade paring knife or an office knife. A good cutting technique is: I hold the knife with two fingers about 5 mm in front of the end of the blade. This way I limit the length of the blade and only cut the skin from the apple. You could also take a carpet knife and set the desired length. But for me as a cook, that’s out of the question 🙂 I run the knife around the fruit once.

We usually use the curved-blade topping knife for topping (shaping) vegetables.

The halved pomegranate lies on the juicer for pressing. Now press well and squeeze the pomegranate juice from the seeds.

Step 3:

You can now place the fruit halves on the juicer and work out the juice by pressing and squeezing. In commercial use, a juice lever press has proven its worth. However, if you use all your strength against the pomegranate halves, you can also use a small juicer.

Juice press with pomace, half squeezed pomegranate and pomegranate juice.

Step 4:

With this method, some seeds fall onto the sieve. Please press down a little with your fingers or store the kernels temporarily for decorative purposes.

Pomegranate juice in a glass with pomegranate half

Step 5:

Now pour the vitamin-rich juice into glasses and serve drizzled with some cold-pressed linseed oil, walnut oil or olive oil.

2. Cooking video Pressing Pomegranate Juice

I have made another cooking video for your juice party.

Pomegranate juice contains potassium, iron and vitamin C – it tastes delicious and is good for you!

Safety recommendation from chef Thomas Sixt
Pomegranate juice freshly squeezed served with olive oil.

3. Recipes with pomegranate

Here you can find ideas for using pomegranate seeds. You could also prepare a salad dressing from the juice.

The advantages of juice and seeds outweigh the disadvantages, looks simply heavenly and tastes delicious!

Says chef Thomas Sixt

4. Frequently asked questions about pomegranate juice

How long can pomegranates be kept?

The fruit does not ripen, so please store in a cool place or in the refrigerator and process within 3-4 weeks.

Why it is good to combine high quality oils with the juice?

The absorption of the vitamins is supported by the addition of oil.

Can I heat pomegranate juice?

The colour suffers when heated, but you can still refine sauces with it.

What I can use pomegranate juice for?

You can drink the juice directly, use it as a base for salad dressing, mix it into your muesli or refine sauces and soups with it.

You can send me your questions and comments at the end of this article via the comment function. Just write to me. I look forward to your cooking questions and will be happy to answer them personally!

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