This California girl is a big fan of POM Wonderful. All their pomegranates are hand picked from their orchards in the sunny San Joaquin Valley of California. POM Wonderful never uses imported juice.
Click forward for my official POM Wonderful review, photos and recipes – and a bunch of amazing pomegranate health facts.
POM Wonderful 100% Pure Pomegranate Juice
Shelf-Appeal: I’ve adore the POM bottles. Two or three plump round spheres built into the bottle help you keep track of how much POM juice you have consumed. I like to drink one sphere in the AM and one in the PM. Sturdy bottles.
Taste test: POM is the most complex juice I have ever tasted. It’s kinda like wine. It starts out bright and crisp with a fresh tart bite, then is slows down into a sweet almost peppery flavor and the end taste is similar to sweet tart grape juice only lighter. I adore cold POM smoothies. I also love sticking my POM bottle in the freezer for about fifteen minutes until it gets incredibly cold and just a bit frozen. The clean bite of sweet POM juice really spells refreshment in an addictive way.
Price: Here in NYC the pricey corner store sells POM for $4.99 each. It’s obviously more expensive than the carton of OJ…but you get what you pay for folks!
Last Word: I drink a super juice every morning. Sometimes its acai, fresh juiced OJ, or super greens. POM is the newest addition to my AM juice rotation.
Check these facts out folks…
-After only three months of drinking 8 oz. of POM daily, blood flow to the heart improved by 17%, and worsened by 18% in a placebo group. The study included 45 patients with coronary heart disease.
-45 men with recurrent prostate cancer drank 8 oz. of POM for two years and experienced prolonged PSA doubling time from 15 to 54 months. PSA is a blood marker for prostate cancer and the longer the doubling time, the lower the risk of cancer.
-Hundreds of scientific tests show that POM is a superior source of antioxidants, with more and better antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, Green tea, cranberry juice and vitamin C and vitamin E.
-Drinking 8 oz. of pomegranate juice per day for two weeks lowered the incidence of LDL oxidation, believed to be a key factor in arterial plaque formation.
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Protesting Pomegranate Smoothie!
1 cup frozen strawberries and/or blueberries
1/4 cup plain vegan yogurt
6-8 ice cubes
Blend: All juice and frozen ingredients on high. Slowly blend in yogurt and fresh berries. Serve with a straw and tiny “One Fruit Bowl United” tooth-picket sign. YUM!
Kathy’s POM PERFECT POM-Iced
Do This: Blend 12 ounces of POM with ten ice cubes. Simple and delicious. Oh, and healthy.