Pomegranate Water

Making Pomegranate Water is as easy as removing the seeds from a large pomegranate and adding them to a large pitcher of water with some ice.  You can also make pomegranate ice cubes by adding some of the seeds and fresh juice from pomegranates with water to your ice cube trays. 

This Pomegranate Water is made with fruit infused ice cubes made with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh pomegranate juice

POMEGRANATE JUICE

Pomegranate Water made with fresh pomegranate seeds is deliciously refreshing and loaded with antioxidants!

This Pomegranate Water is made with fruit infused ice cubes made with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh pomegranate juice

IS POMEGRANATE A FRUIT

Yes!  The pomegranate (aka Punica granatum) is a shrub that produces a vibrant red fruit.

IS POMEGRANATE A BERRY

Pomegranates are categorized as a berry.  The skin is not edible, but inside are hundreds (approximately 600) edible seeds.   

WHAT ARE POMEGRANATE ARILS

The edible seeds found in pomegranates are surrounded by a sweet juice covering known as an aril.  

This Pomegranate Water is made with fruit infused ice cubes made with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh pomegranate juice

IS POMEGRANATE JUICE GOOD FOR YOU

Yes! There are a lot of benefits of drinking pomegranate juice.  Most of the nutritional benefits found in pomegranate are from the arils.  The beautiful vibrant red color of pomegranate come from polyphenols (which are powerful antioxidants).  According to an article in Nutrition Reviews, Pomegranate juice contains more antioxidants than many other fruit juices and it contains three times the antioxidants than red wine and green tea. (1)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE JUICE

There are a lot of good reasons for drinking pomegranate juice! 

Pomegranates are…

  • Rich with antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • A good source of fiber
  • Loaded with Vitamins B, C and K
  • A good source of potassium

POMEGRANATE BENEFITS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Pomegranate seeds are low in calories and high in fiber.  Fiber is a key nutrient for weight loss and it keeps us feeling full and satisfied longer so we’ll be less likely to snack on unhealthy snacks.   That said, there hasn’t been much research showing that eating pomegranates directly causes weight loss.  

POMEGRANATE FIBER 

The main types of fiber found in pomegranate seeds are cellulose and lignin.  These are both insoluble fiber and they will pass through the digestive system mostly unchanged.  

8  THINGS TO DO WITH POMEGRANATE

It’s easy to incorporate pomegranate into your daily wellness program.  You can buy frozen pomegranates at your local health food store if fresh pomegranates aren’t in season.  Trader Joes sells pomegranate seeds in their produce section. 

  • Toss pomegranate seeds in green salads
  • Mix them into fruit salads
  • Blend them in your morning smoothies
  • Sprinkle over oatmeal
  • Snack on the seeds
  • Juice the seeds
  • Make this Pomegranate Water 
  • Toss these Pomegranate Ice Cubes into a glass of water or green tea

This Pomegranate Water is made with fruit infused ice cubes made with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh pomegranate juice

HOW TO MAKE POMEGRANATE WATER

To make pomegranate water, you’ll need …

  • 4 cups water
  • Seeds from 1 large pomegranate
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a large pitcher and chill. 

HOW TO MAKE POMEGRANATE ICE CUBES

To make pomegranate ice cubes, you’ll need …

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

Directions:

  1. Fill two ice cube trays with water almost to the top, and place in freezer for about an hour.
  2. When cubes are semi-frozen, remove the trays from the freezer.
  3. Drizzle about a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of pomegranate juice into each ice cube in tray.
  4. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds into cubes in tray.
  5. Place trays back in the freezer until cubes are frozen solid.

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Yield: 24 ice cubes

Pomegranate Water

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Making Pomegranate Water is as easy as removing the seeds from a large pomegranate and adding them to a large pitcher of water with some ice.  You can also make pomegranate ice cubes by adding some of the seeds and fresh juice from pomegranates with water to your ice cube trays. 

Ingredients

  • For Pomegranate Water
  • 4 cups water
  • Seeds from 1 large pomegranate (about 3.4 cup)
  • For Pomegranate Ice Cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

For Pomegranate Water

  1. Add the water and pomegranate seeds to a large pitcher
  2. Refrigerate to let the water infuse with the pomegranate seeds

For Pomegranate Ice Cubes

  1. Fill two ice cube trays with water almost to the top, and place in freezer for about an hour.
  2. When cubes are semi-frozen, remove the trays from the freezer.
  3. Drizzle about a teaspoonful of pomegranate juice into each ice cube in tray.
  4. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds into cubes in tray.
  5. Place trays back in the freezer until cubes are frozen solid.


 

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