Food Review: POM Wonderful

by Alexandra

POM Wonderful is a widely available source of Pomegranate Juice.

Pomegranate juice is downright delicious, but here are some more reasons to include pomegranate in your diet:

Extremely high levels of Flavenoids which help prevent cancers like breast, prostate and lung cancer as well as Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Protects cartilage throughout the body
  • Can help lower blood pressure
  • High in vitamins A, C and E and the mineral Iron

A good rule of thumb for getting a balance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in one’s daily diet is to vary the color of fruits and vegetables. Pomegranate Juice has a brilliant, rich red color and thus it is a great choice from the “red” group.

I really enjoyed the POM Wonderful. It was fresh, tart, and very sweet. One downside is that it was a bit too sweet for me on its own. However, this is quite alright because I find most juices to be too sweet on their own. The POM Wonderful juice is a delicious addition to:

  • smoothies
  • carbonated beverages (freeze into cubes and drop into cold glasses of seltzer or club soda)
  • batter for pancakes, muffins or quick breads
  • fruit compote
  • yogurt

It’s also delicious when frozen and then processed through a food processor or blender as a quick “healthified” version of a slushy.

I’m currently loving it as an addition to my green monsters. This one had spinach, POM Wonderful, yogurt, frozen watermelon and frozen pineapple. (If you’ve never had a green monster, I strongly suggest you go make one. They aren’t very pretty, but they taste great and are so healthy)

Thanks, POM Wonderful!

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