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Video:How to Juice a Pomegranate

with Debbie Anderson

Learn how to juice a pomegranate to take full advantage of this fruit's health benefits and yummy flavor. We'll show you how.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Juice a Pomegranate

Hi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com. Using pomegranate juice in your daily diet can provide for a great source of antioxidants and other health benefits not often found in other food sources. So today, I'm going to show you how to quickly juice a pomegranate in just a few easy steps!

What You Need to Juice a Pomegranate

For this task, you will need pomegranates, a sharp kitchen knife, a cutting board, a measuring cup, a hand citrus juicer, a roll of paper towels, and a strainer.

Cut the Fruit in Half

First, use your cutting board and cutting knife to cut the pomegranate in half so you have now have two equal halves of the fruit.

Use Citrus Juicer

Next, place one half of the pomegranate halves in your hand and then press the fruit filled half down on the top of the hand citrus juicer until all of the juice is released.

As an added tip, to avoid causing spills that create messy stains always make sure to firmly grasp the juicer with one hand while firmly pressing the fruit down onto the juicer to squeeze out the juice with the other hand.

Strain the Juice

Next, place a clean paper towel in a strainer and place the strainer over the top of a measuring cup. Then, carefully pour the pomegranate juice from the juicer into the strainer so that the juice flows through the paper towel into the measuring cup below. By straining the fresh squeezed fruit juice you can be sure to catch any loose fruit fragments before consuming the juice.

Allow all of the juice to filter through the strainer into the measuring cup.

Enjoy Your Pomegranate Juice

Then, repeat this process with all of the pomegranate fruit halves until you have created enough pomegranate juice for your drink or to add to your favorite recipe.

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