Pomegranate Juice & Green Globe Pomegranates

by on September 9, 2013

Fresh Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice CoupleWe were in the dead of summer heat here over these past few weeks. Well, for us Southern California coastal folks, anything that hits 95 degrees is a reason to complain about it being too hot. Why is it that Summer decided to arrive now? In September? Maybe this is a good thing, all this hot weather because the garden can still fruit its Summer bounty during the same time that the fall figs, persimmons and pomegranates start arriving. Even puppy Lexi can’t keep up with all the transition fruit. She’s a fruit grazer, for sure.

Hot Summer heat, it’s a good thing, right? Who has a swimming pool? We’d love an invite.Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple

Over the last weeks, our eyes have been fixated on these green globe pomegranates. We’ve always written about our other variety of pomegranates called Wonderful. But why we haven’t ever shared our green globes is another mystery, until now.

About eleven years ago we stumbled upon this green globe variety. Our Wonderful pomegranates were doing well and though still young, it wasn’t producing enough fruit for our insatiable pom-appetites. Our search brought us to this unique variety called green globe, which are not red like what you would traditionally expect. These are more green/yellow skinned-toned, with light blushes of red and pink.

Fresh Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple

When looking at green globes, you would expect that they’re not ripe and that they’re needing many more months of branch ripening. This is certainly not the case because when you break open these green globe beauties, what you find are gorgeous bright red pomegranate seeds that are ready to eat, drink, jam or what ever your heart desires.

What do green globe pomegranates taste like? Super sweet, juicy and amazing. They’re not tart nor acidic like the common red varieties, so the green globes are perfect for drinking and eating. Let the seeds fall into your mouth and what you’ll experience is like sweet pomegranate candy. To everyone’s surprise, these seeds are perfect for snacking on and even when they’re not tart, the bursts of sweet flavor are easy to please.Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple So, where do you get these green globes? we have no idea! We haven’t seen them at farmers markets. Perhaps they’re a harder variety to grow commercially. Or maybe the public would rather have the brighter, tarter variety. If any of you have come across this, we’d love to hear. Many folks have asked us where to find this and it’s nice to be able get new information and pass it on.Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple

 Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice is luxury, no doubt. It takes quite a few seeds to juice down to about less than half the amount of juice. But when you find yourself in a small bounty of seeds, treat yourself to the experience. The fresh flavors of pomegranate juice can’t be duplicated. Use the juice to make cocktails, for drinking or for anything that would benefit from a punch of color and bright flavor.

Fresh Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple

The seasonal experience of fresh pomegranates only comes for a short time, so indulge and enjoy. These fruits are the welcoming signs of Fall and their beauty alone is an experience to appreciate. Decorate your table top with a few pomegranates or sprinkle the seeds on your favorite salad or breakfast yogurt. What ever you do, don’t forget to appreciate the beauty of the  heart of the pomegranates. We can stare at them all day and our eyes will never tire.

happy Fall,

diane and todd

Our latest view through the pomegranate arch is now a fountain. We deciced to do away with our pond of almost eleven years, but ended filling it up and now the space is a little flower bed with a relaxing fountain. And best of all, it’s a place for all the garden birds to come bathe. So it’s a win! win!Pomegranate Juice from White On Rice Couple

Fresh Pomegranate Juice

Yield: @ 1 cup

Total Time: 10 min

Super simple and quite delicious, fresh pomegranate juice can take your cocktails and recipes to a new level. Especially when using unique varieties of pomegranates such as the Green Globe. For instructions on seeding a whole pomegranate, the Kitchn gives a nice write.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Pomegranate Seeds

Directions:

  1. Put pomegranate seeds in a food processor or blender. Briefly pulse a few times until the seeds are mostly broken up. Don't pulse to much or too long. It is better to under pulse and break up the few remaining whole seeds with the back of a spoon when straining than to over-pulse.
  2. Strain the juice and seeds through a fine mesh strainer. Take a sip to reward yourself and store the remaining in the refrigerator.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 9, 2013 at 2:42 am

Your juice looks amazing. I mean…who can go out to their backyard and pick a few pomegranates for juice? Not many and that is just so cool that you can!

And yes, this heat has been insane. I just moved this past weekend (just a mile) but packing and moving in the heat the past few weeks, 95F and glistening, oh it’s been fun :)

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2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 9, 2013 at 3:22 am

This is gorgeous. I love pomegranates!

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3 tea-time365.blogspot.com September 9, 2013 at 3:30 am

Nice juice you had there!

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4 Tieghan September 9, 2013 at 5:18 am

These photos and the pomegranates are gorgeous! I love that the juice is completely pomegranates and nothing else. Sounds perfect!

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5 indosungod September 9, 2013 at 5:55 am

Gorgeous fruits. These look very similar to the ones we find in South India. Most homes used to have at least a tree of this in their back yard.

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6 Belinda @themoonblushbaker September 9, 2013 at 6:34 am

Wow I am wanting to grow pomegranates now! What luxury to have this juice. I can not wait to see what else you can make with these.

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7 Carol Sacks September 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

Such a lovely post! I saw white pomegranates at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market a few weeks ago. They resemble the Green Globes on the outside, but they contain a delicate light pink — and very sweet — seed inside. I posted a photo on Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/da34ek

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8 Deanna September 9, 2013 at 8:20 am

I’m so jealous! My pomegranate plant is a few years old now, and still no fruit. I just planted some Early Girl tomatoes though in a last ditch effort to have homegrown tomatoes until Christmas. They’ll like the heat, even if I am sick of it.

Your juice seems to be missing vodka and a splash of club soda.

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9 Jasline @ Foodie Baker September 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

Your photos are gorgeous! Pity I will never be able to grown my own pomegranate tree as I don’t have a garden. Will have to quench my thirst through your photos!

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10 Ash-foodfashionparty September 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Wow, look at those beauty, power fruit.

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11 Emma Galloway September 10, 2013 at 3:58 am

Such. Beautiful. Photos!

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12 Laura @ Family Spice September 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

Oh yeah, my family is totally doing the happy dance. We love pomegranates and raid our friends’ trees every year to eat them up. I love that you showed a non-red pomegranate bursting with red arils. Not all deliciously sweet pomegranates are big and red.

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13 Fawn September 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I will totally try this come wintertime. I bet it tastes way fresher than anything you can buy…

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14 Rita September 11, 2013 at 5:25 am

LOVE pomegranates! But I don’t know why I only relate them to cooler weather. I guess because one of the typical winter salads at my grandma’s was made out of pomegranate seeds, garlic and escarole.
Great pic’s as always ;)

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15 Urban Wife September 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

So I’m pretty sure around our neighborhood, I’ve spotted several of these green globe pomegranates! I’ll have to snap a pic tomorrow on my run just to make sure. If so, I’ll be making friends with the neighbors real quickly! :)

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16 Maria John September 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Wow…beautiful pictures as always :)

I’m gonna try this soon..

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17 Cynthia Ludlow September 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

We lived in CA for years and made pomegrante juice, syrup and jelly from scratch. Don’t know about green globes, but I do know the clean trick for peeling one is to fill the sink with cool water and peel them under water! It really cuts down on the mess.

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18 Roberta October 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

I have to try this! So easy to do…
thanks for sharing,
Roberta

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19 Amelia November 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

Oh to live in Southern CA and have pomegrantes growing in the garden…. beautiful!

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