Isha Recipe: Coconut and Pomegranate Seed Juice
 
 

This week we bring you the recipe for a refreshing and delicious drink that is packed with two very nutritious ingredients: pomegranate seeds and tender coconut.

Pomegranate

Native to the area of modern day Iran, pomegranate is widely grown in several parts of the world today. It is typically in season from September to February in the Northern Hemisphere and March to May in the Southern Hemisphere. A 100 ml serving of this delicious fruit is said to provide about 16% of an adult's daily Vitamin C requirement. It also contains nutrients like Vitamin B5, potassium and fiber. Modern laboratory research shows that pomegranate helps reduce the high risk factors of heart disease.

The pomegranate plant has been used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. Its seeds and juice are considered a tonic for the heart and throat, while the rind of the fruit is used to treat dysentery, diarrhea and intestinal parasites. The consumption of pomegranate juice is said to help counter-balance a diet that is heavy in fats and sugars.

Tender Coconut

Coconut water, the juice of young tender coconuts, is nature's solution to help replenish the potassium, other electrolytes and water that you need when dehydrated. This natural, low-calorie energy drink also reduces body heat. According to Ayurveda, coconut water helps in digestion and clears the urinary path. It is used to treat urinary stones as well as certain intestinal disturbances. When applied externally, it effectively prevents rashes and other skin conditions, especially those due to heat.

Recipe - Coconut and Pomegranate Seed Juice:

Ingredients

List

  • Tender Coconut - 1
  • Pomegranate Seeds - a handful
  • Palm Sugar/Jaggery - to taste

Method

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  • Blend the pomegranate seeds in a blender until they are broken up.
  • Add the water and flesh of the tender coconut and blend.
  • Add palm sugar or jaggery to taste.
  • Filter and serve cool.

Interesting Fact

Did you know that the Tamil name for pomegranate, maadulampazham, is a metaphor for a woman's mind? The word is derived from three terms: maadhu - woman, ullam - mind, and pazham - fruit. The seeds are hidden, which symbolizes the difficulty of deciphering a woman's mind.

Do let us know if you enjoyed the drink!

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5 years 8 months ago

Ya so delicious!!!!!!!!!

5 years 8 months ago

Tamil word "ullam" refers to heart! not mind I suppose!

5 years 8 months ago

in modern days we have forgotten the nutritious value of these fruits. how many of us bother to take atleast one pomegranate a month. thanks to isha for reminding us the value of these fruits in a simple manner.

5 years 8 months ago

Thank you for giving such useful nutritious recipee and advices

5 years 8 months ago

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5 years 8 months ago

I tried it, it was yummy. First time I used Jaggery and the next time I tried with Honey, both were delicious.

5 years 4 months ago

I liked the metaphor

4 years 3 months ago

Yummyy! I never thought this combination can work but it seems delicious! I will surely try it. I have always loved pomegranate. I love the juice more as it is refreshing and cooling. When it comes to juice I vouch for KDD Harvest’s pomegranate juice. This juice has 37% more fruit content compared to any other juice brand which makes the taste of the juice absolutely amazing. I will try this amazing recipe with this juice and let u know how it tasted ;) Thanks for sharing this!

3 years 9 months ago

Ullam means mind...Idhayam is Heart...