Many preserving recipes call for fresh juice or seeds from a pomegranate. If you're unfamiliar with how to handle this fruit, here's a few tips on how to most efficiently open a pomegranate, extract the seeds and juice them.
This was a very fun experience. I loved making this jelly and felt confident after my conversation with Pomona’s Pectin and all their wonderful instructions.The jelly is such a pretty pink color and the flavor and sweetness were just right for me.
Commercial pectin is in fact derived from natural sources, usually apples or citrus rinds. However, they’re pretty opaque about how it’s made, so we cannot know if they pass the Unprocessed sniff test. Fortunately, you can make your own.