POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

A couple of weeks ago, I arrived home from college to have a case full of POM Wonderful waiting for me in the fridge.  The nice folks over at POM sent me some free samples of their 100% pomegranate juice to try.

I’ve always heard good things about pomegranate juice because of its notable antioxidant powers (protecting human cells from free radicals, which can lead to cancer).  In fact, POM proves to have more antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, blueberry and cranberry juice, and green tea.  POM has conducted numerous other studies on the health benefits of pomegranate juice, showing significant results ranging in patients with prostate cancer to heart disease.  To read more about POM’s health benefits and the studies they have conducted, click here.

What excited me most about POM though was the taste.  I had never previously had straight-up pomegranate juice and was curious to see whether it would be on the sour or sweet side.  I find the actual pomegranate seeds to be rather tart.  With POM containing no added sugar, I was surprised to find it definitely erred on the sweet side.

POM reminded me of an intensely-flavored version of red grape juice, encompassing that same sweet taste of the average glass of grape juice, but also containing slightly tart undertones.  I found my first taste of POM to be pleasantly delicious.

I definitely think POM pomegranate juice would make a great ingredient for a summer cocktail.  For a nice and refreshing non-alcoholic drink, mix one part pomegranate juice with one part seltzer water/sparkling water.  The pungent flavor of the POM is able to hold its own even with the slight watering down that comes from the carbonated water, which in turn actually helps to lighten up the juice.  It also mixes pretty well with most white wines.

Stay tune for tomorrow when I’ll be featuring a my-style recipe —nice, easy, and delicious— that utilizes pomegranate juice.

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    The Candid RD
    May 24, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I like POM juice, but like most juices, I prefer the whole fruit. when you cook fruits and/or veggies some of the healthful phytonutrients are killed, or not as bioavailable. I love pomegranates so I would much rather just eat one! Although I do love this juice in smoothies. It’s perfect.

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    Simply Life
    May 24, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I just tried POM juice for the first time this week and really like it!

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    May 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

    i’ve never tried their juice before, but lucky you to get a bunch of free samples! what an awesome thing to come home to 🙂

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    May 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    This looks really nice. Wish it was in the UK. I live when I have a full bowl of full pomegranate bits in a bowl with no skin and just the juicy bits.. yum!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I like POM, but after a few sips it gets a little overpowering for me. I prefer it mixed with seltzer.

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    Mary (A Merry Life)
    May 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of POM by itself because it overwhelms me like Tracey was saying. I love it in meals or mixed drinks though!

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    May 25, 2010 at 1:36 am

    enjoy your pom! i got some a few weeks ago and made some syrups and dressings w/ it….yum!

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