Pomegranate Peel Prep tips.
and a beautiful poem by Caitlin Johnstone. *New graphics about Pom & spike, and the prep tips.
Pomegranate Peel - Inner Pith
High fiber, milder tannin level than the rind, making it usable in food similarly to minced garlic. Add at the end of cooking to preserve nutrients. Antioxidant/preservative in breads or meats. Bitter accent raw in salads. I use about 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup raw, minced or powdered, per 2 quart batch of soup or 24 muffins.
Discard spoiled parts. Rinse in vitamin C water and use fresh, freeze, or dehydrate and powder. Can add to pectin content in a jam recipe.
*By rinse in vitamin C water I mean, add some powdered vitamin C to a small amount of water and soak or stir the pomegranate pith in it to prevent browning - oxidation. The antioxidants won’t work for health benefits if they are already oxidized. Or overheated in boiling soup. Baking seems to preserve the medical benefits and a short simmer is okay. About 20-30 minutes of gentle heat at the most. Canning jam led to too long of a heating period. Making jam to freeze preserved the benefits.
Pomegranate Outer Rind
Can air dry, use in tea or extracts. Some people use it powdered in capsules or other methods that I haven't tried. It is very high in tannin content making the dose needed fairly small before diuretic side effects are noticed.
I use 4-6 1/2-inch square pieces in a quart batch of tea along with 1/2 teaspoon sage, 6-8 1-inch square pieces of dried mango peel (milder, fruity, also anti-inflammatory), and a few small pieces of dandelion root. Many things can add to flavor and health benefits in a tea. The pomegranate peel alone is tangy but does not have much flavor.
I added the new Pomegranate information to the Covid19 page on jenniferdepew.com. It now has a 2020 section - with pomegranate/citrus/mango peel tea information, and a 2021 section and now a 2022 section - early treatment starts as early as you start.
Beautiful poem: Planting Angel Eggs On A Dying World - by Caitlin Johnstone (substack.com)
Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.
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