pomegranates
Juicing a Pomegranate
Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
These facts brought to you courtesy of the Pomegranate Council

Cut the fresh pomegranate in half as you would a grapefruit. We recommend using a hand-press juicer to juice a pomegranate. If you use an electric juicer, take care not to juice the membrane, so that the juice remains sweet. Strain the juice through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. Caution, pomegranate juice stains.

Blender Method
Place 1-1/2 to 2 cups seeds in a blender; blend until liquefied.
Pour through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. Caution, pomegranate juice stains.

Rolling Method
On a hard surface, press the palm of your hand against a pomegranate and gently roll to break all of the seeds inside (crackling stops when all seeds have broken open).

Pierce the rind and squeeze out juice or poke in a straw and press to release juice. Caution, pomegranate juice stains.

NOTE: Rolling can be done inside a plastic bag to contain juice that leaks through the skin.