Pomegranate is a superfood that can definitely impress. According to experts, it’s something that packs three times the amount of antioxidants found in green tea or red wine, both of which are revered for their ability to neutralize excess free radicals and nip in the bud every health nightmare that they are known to bring.
Did you know that there is a way to make it so much easier for pomegranate to be included in your diet on a regular basis so that you may be able to take advantage of the many benefits it brings?
Such can be done by making pomegranate syrup! Although you can simply purchase a bottle of it, nothing can bring more joy than making the sweet-tasting and super nutritious syrup from scratch. As a bonus, you can be sure that each and every dollop of it is free of unwanted chemicals such as artificial flavorings and preservatives.
Making pomegranate syrup with your own hands and in your very own kitchen is rather easy. It doesn’t matter if you have the most basic cooking skills on the face of the planet — it will take you only about an hour to whip up a small bottle or jar of this wholesome and delicious syrup that you can use in a variety of ways.
So how can you use pomegranate syrup in the kitchen?
You can stir it into all sorts of beverages.
Whether you prefer a hot cup of tea or a tall glass of iced tea, you may have it sweetened with your DIY pomegranate syrup. You may also use it for improving the taste of your favorite juices and smoothies, and also boosting their nutritional profile in the process.
You can whip it into your dressings.
Coming up with a really interesting salad dressing is easy — you simply have to reach for the container of your homemade pomegranate syrup. With it, you can make dressing that tastes so much more interesting than something with lemon juice or vinegar added into it.
You can use it for making vegetables and meats taste better.
Your DIY pomegranate syrup may be drizzled on roasted vegetables to make them more palatable even to kids who loathe veggies. Brushing it on various meat dishes for glaze can definitely surprise your family and friends.
There are so many other possible uses of pomegranate syrup that is produced in your kitchen — it’s completely up to you to get creative and discover some of the best ones!
Are you excited to make pomegranate syrup for the first time? Then put on your apron and read on!
2 cups of fresh pomegranate juice
1/2 cups of brown sugar
-In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 2 cups of fresh pomegranate juice and 1/2 cups of brown sugar. Stir very well with a large wooden spoon.
-Using medium-low heat, bring the mixture to a boil.
-You will notice that there will be a pink- or purple-colored film on the top of the mixture as soon as it gets boiling. It’s perfectly normal and there is no need to scoop it out.
-Once boiling, turn the heat to the lowest possible setting and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 minutes. Remember not to cover the saucepan.
-When the mixture is reduced to about a cup only and the consistency is already thick, switch off the stove.
-Cover the saucepan and allow your homemade pomegranate syrup to cool to room temperature.
-Once cool, transfer to a small sterilized glass bottle or jar (boiled in water for about 10 minutes). Stash in the fridge when not in use to make your DIY pomegranate syrup to last for up to three months.