So I waited a whole year for the pomegranate harvest, and I finally came across them a week or so ago, at Sams club. Very nice and very large fruits. Pretty good price too. A four pack for $8, or $2 a piece. Costco has them in a 6 pack for $12.99.
So I am going to make a pomegranate wine, but I wanted to test the yield of juice from whole fruits, and compare that to the POM juice at Costco.
I checked the bottle of POM juice at Costco. It was 60 ounces for $8.99, and it has no preservatives. It is flash pasteurized.
Here is what I have come up with......
My yield varied. The first six gave me 4# 15 oz. of seeds. The next six was exactly the same. Very strange. The third six gave me 4# 12 oz. This is also what I got from the fourth set of six . These were all from Sams.
6 whole pomegranates from Costco only gave me 4# 9 oz. of seeds.
So I got another four pack and decided to round up all my weights to an even 5 pounds in each bag.
I juiced one 5 pound bag of seeds in my food mill, and got just a bit over 1.5 liters of juice, or about 50 ounces, after filtering out a majority of the sediment.
So the bottom line is, it is cheaper to just buy the POM juice (60 oz. for $8.99 = $0.149 per ounce)
Whole pomegranates, seeded and juiced - 7 fruits yielded 50 ounces of juice. (50 oz. for $14.00 = $0.28 per ounce)
This was a useful experiment, in my mind. Now I know it is cheaper to just buy the POM juice and use it for what ever, and I don't have to worry about the preservatives either. Plus there is the amount of time to peel the pomegranates and juice them too. That is where the savings really comes in.
I wanted to pass my results to everyone.