I was so excited when I was contacted by a representative of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and offered the opportunity to try their product!!
I had been curious about it for some time and wanted to try it, but I had no idea the variances in quality that other pomegranate products may have, nor did I realize the incredible health benefits this product provides - benefits that are backed by science and not hype!
Did you know that "Wonderful" is actually a variety of pomegranates? The variety that has been found in clinical studies to provide significant improvements in cardiovascular function and for men, showed improvement in prostate & erectile health. POM Wonderful is the only juice that is guaranteed to be made exclusively from this variety. Other brands, often made with juice from foreign countries, and sometimes containing inferior filler juices and colorants, even when labeled as 100% juice! POM Wonderful orchards are located right here in the U.S. in California's San Joaquin Valley, and is guaranteed to be 100% Wonderful pomegranate juice, containing no added sugars, preservatives, artificial colors or filler juices.
Don't worry ladies, because of its powerful antioxidants, POM Wonderful has many benefits for us too. It is a superior source of antioxidants - better even than red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E! Dr. Michael Davidson, Director of Prevenative Cardiology and Atheroscierosis Research at Rush University Medical Center was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as saying "it's the concentration of the polyphenols that appear to make [pomegranate juice] the most potent antioxidant in nature." That's powerful!
Pomegranates are one of our earliest cultivated fruits being first planted sometime between 4000 BC and 3000 BC! Some scholars believe it was not an apple depicted in the Garden of Eden, but perhaps a pomegranate and for many years, it has been held as a symbol of health, fertility and rebirth. Some cultures believed that it had mystical healing benefits.
And then of course, like other 100% juices, you can cook with it! Its deep crimson color and delicious taste make it so easy to work with and perfect for the holiday season.
►First, of course, I tried a glass of it straight up over ice. It's got an accumulated taste for some, but I loved it! I can totally see making this juice a daily part of my life.
►Next, I decided to make a cocktail and used some of it to make Pomegranate Cosmopolitans.
►Then, I made Spicy Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce for the holidays.
►And next, I made a Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria.
►And last, I made Pomegranate Cranberry Chicken - a cranberry dish that is familiar to many of us - but this time, I added the POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice in with the cranberry sauce, and it was fantastic! Such a versatile juice - and now YOU have the chance to try it for FREE!!
Update: Check out all of my recipes using POM!
The Giveaway is CLOSED. Congrats to the Winners!!
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Disclosure: POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice provided me with the product & health information and free product to sample and evaluate in the hopes that I might share my findings with my readers. POM Wonderful is also providing free product for this giveaway.
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