POM a-licious

by Joanne on March 23, 2009

Thursday March 19th, a wonderful box arrived in the mail.  It was a complementary box of POM. You have heard of it. You’ve seen it. It is in those very interesting shaped bottles:  POM WONDERFUL.

POM. POM. EVERYWHERE
POM. POM. EVERYWHERE

This package of eight 8oz 100% Juice Bottles deserved some research. There had already been some background work done on this tasty beverage by this blogger because it was used in place of squeezing enough juice (about 15 pomegranates for 1 oz of juice) to make a cake in the Apple Crumbles blog of February 28th

Since eight bottles of this tasty beverage were received, it was deserving of much more attention than the two residents at this site could offer.  The following was a survey conducted recruiting six different tasters.  

5 Tasters ages 45 to 55.  1 Taster age 20 – 30.
  • 100 % liked it
  • 100% said “not too sweet”
  • 3 tasters said “I like it better than cranberry juice”
  • 1 taster said “It’s “different” tasting, but in a good way”
  • 2 tasters asked the price…”is it expensive?”
  • 1 taster said “initially it’s a little bitter, but then it has a clean, refreshing aftertaste”

In regards to the question: “is it expensive?”, we found that a local grocery chain, Hannafords Supermarkets sells it in 16 oz bottles for $3.99.  Not too bad for top quality juice.

POM feed back is also offered at a fellow blogger’s site 365HealthyEats. Danielle has found wonderful ways to enjoy her POM.
Additional Research Results
  • 100% authentic pomegranate juice. No fillers, sugars, preservatives – it’s flash pasteurized.
  • The “Wonderful” is a pomegranate variety and it is used for this juice because of its proven health benefits.
  • History has revered the pomegranate as a symbol of health, fertility and rebirth.
  • Drinking 8 oz of POM Wonderful daily offers cardiovascular health benefits, reducing arterial plaque, blood flow improvement, lower incidence of LDL oxidation (a factor in the arterial plaque buildup). It offers prostate health benefits and is a superior source of antioxidants.
  • Although it is NOT organic, it is Kosher.

Additional information found at WISEGEEK:

  • A glass of pomegranate juice offers 40% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C.
  • It has shown to work as a blood thinner and promotes blood flow to the heart.
  • Results show its ability to raise “good” levels of cholesterol and lowering bad levels.
  • Good for the skin.
  • May act as an inhibitor on enzymes responsible for damaging cartilage.

Some people have offered the following findings:

  • May have laxative effects.  But some say it cured diarrhea.
  • Good for skin, body, face.
  • A pick-me-up when tired (might not want to drink before bedtime, although at POM Wonderful they say it is great for relaxing).
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Decreased swelling experienced in ankles.
  • 15-16 pomegranates to get 1 oz of juice.

At Apple Crumbles, we had it in cake.

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We had it in protein shakes.

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We had it by the glass

 

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As a fitness enthusiast, always in search of healthy ways to compliment my diet, POM WONDERFUL has found a place on my preferred beverage list. 🙂

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5 Comments

  • At 2009.03.23 14:54, Blond Duck said:

    I’m going to have to pick up a few bottles! I always wondered!

    • At 2009.03.23 18:22, annie said:

      It’s been a while since I’ve had it… Thanks for the reminder.

      • At 2009.03.23 18:49, Hélène said:

        I can wait to buy some and taste it. It looks really good.

        • At 2009.03.23 19:04, applec said:

          Thanks! Love hearing from you all.

          • At 2009.04.11 00:56, lisamichele said:

            I love the idea of the shakes! I made pomegranate meringue tarts with some of the juice they sent me, and I must say, they came out POM wonderful..;D

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