Your daily recipes by Dounia – @cookingwithdouns

This fruit is dear to my heart as my grandpa (may God have mercy on his soul) used to prepare it for us all the time when we were kids. 

Pomegranate is great for keeping you and your skin hydrated as it’s 78% water. It’s packed with nutrients and antioxydants. These red seeds are a rich source of fibre, vitamin C and K, among others. 

Not only it has a sentimental value, it also has huge skin benefits (and that’s why it’s used so much in skincare).

Skin benefits: It helps producing more collagen and therefore reducing the apparition of fine lines, but also the ones already here! And that’s not all, it detoxifies the skin and reduces acne. 

In the Indian culture, it says that pomegranate makes your skin glow like nothing else. 

Etymology: pomegranate comes from Latin and means « seeded apple ». Granatum can also mean « of a dark red color » which works too in this case. 

Anyway, enough of me talking… 


  • 1 pomegranate 
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar 
  • A few mint leaves 

That’s it. Mix everything together and you are done. You can adapt all these quantities to your liking. You can make it more sour if you want to, or sweet by adding honey. In North Africa you’ll see it a lot paired with orange blossom. 


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