In the last decade, POM Wonderful has provided $32 million to fund world-class scientific research on pomegranates resulting in over 45 published studies. POM works with top scientiest, including Nobel Laureate, at leading academic institutions around the world. Since there are dozens of pomegrante varieties and many techniques of making pomegranate juice, it is important to remember that these studies all featured POM's "Wonderful" variety pomegranate juice, made using their proprietary juicing method.
Their research studies have shown positive effects on patients who drank 8ounces of POM wonderful pomegranate juice daily. These studies showed improvements in heart, prostate, erectile function and other conditions and have shown documented benefits of drinking POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice daily. Hundreds of scientific tests show POM to be a superior source of antioxidants, with more potent antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamin C and Vitamin E.
(To read full studies, go to http://www.pomwonderful.com/thescience.html )
POM Wonderful pomegranate orchards are located in California's sunny San Joaquin Valley. They never use imported juice. They grow their own fruit, pick it by hand, and squeeze it with their own proprietary presses and manufacture their own bottles. They control quality at every step of the way!
We had the pleasure of trying out POM Wonderful. My husband actually has bought this while seeking out pomegranate juice in the past. The first time he went to buy pomegranate juice he realized so many said pomegranate juice but were filled with many other types of juice as fillers. He saw POM Wonderful's uniquely shaped bottles and saw it was 100% pomegranate juice. We both enjoyed the juice from the first time we tried it. It has a dark burgundy color and a wonderful taste(somewhat similar to dark grape juice in my opinion).
More recently we found some recipes on http://www.pomwonderful.com/ that we tried out using the POM Wonderful juice. We have made two kinds of smoothies, in which my kids really really enjoyed! One of the simple smoothies we made was just two simple ingredients, fat free frozen blueberry yogurt and POM juice. It was sooooooo GOOD! I found this was a great way to get the nutritious value while having a wonderful treat! Another recipe I tried was POM Granita(frozen juice snack). This was great too(a bit on the tart side, which I love). This was POM juice, water, a little sugar, and lime juice. I loved the combination and could see this also being made into juicepopsicles! I will definitely be making this as the weather turns hotter this summer for a cool summer treat! There are so many wonderful recipes on the website that include both the POM juice and pomegranates. I unfortunately have had a difficult time finding pomegranates so have been enjoying the juice. I cant wait until Easter to try my cheesecake with the POM topping recipe!
There was nothing about the juice that I did not like, that only problem I had was that the topswere difficult to get off. You may need a strong person around to twist off those tops! I love how healthy POM Wonderful Juice is and it has been a great way for me to get in an easy serving of fruit in my diet!
disclosure-The company and research information, as well as free product was provided to me by POM for my review.