Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice...Review

Monday, November 16, 2009

POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice...Review

Believe it or not but I’ve never had pomegranate juice. I do however remember eating and liking pomegranates as a kid. So when the people at POM Wonderful offered to send me some 100% pure pomegranate juice I thought why not…I’ll give it a try.

I normally don’t drink a lot of juice; mainly because I find most of them to be too sweet and loaded with crap. POM Wonderful pomegranate juice is different. It's somewhat sweet and tart and has no added sugars, preservatives or fillers.

I think their website says it best:

“A little bit sweet, a little bit tart, a whole lotta wonderful”

And how could you not love anything that comes in these cute little 8 oz bottles!


  1. Oh, I love POMwonderful, too!! Super delicious :D

  2. I just got an email from POM Wonderful asking if I wanted to review their juice too! Can't wait until it arrives.

  3. I'm not really a juice person for the reason that you just mentioned. I may just have to give POM a try though, since you have given it such high praise.

  4. Pomegranate is a valuable superfood - but NOT the 'Wonderful' variety which has been bred like most of our fruits (and vegetables), to be high in sucrose (13%), water and low in fiber. Rubbish nutrition.

    Traditionally, pomegranates were found in eastern Persia (now Iran) and were far less juicy, certainly less sweet and definitely more nutritious as the phytonutrients they contained were more concentrated.

    Unfortunately, as we are finding from research on Australian wild foods, as they are cultivated and pampered with irrigation, fertilizers and deep rich soils and select for their ability to be picked unripe, cold-stored for up to 6 months before gas-ripened and sent out to sit on supermarket shelves for a few more weeks, they are pumped up shadows of their former selves (nutritionally speaking).

    Wild harvested, these ancient superfoods are record-holding in their levels of antioxidants such as anthocyanins and vitamin C - the Kakadu plum is the world's highest fruit source of this compound as well as having folates, iron and ellagic and gallic acids). Pepperberry is loaded with polyphenolic antioxidants and contains the anti-inflammatory compound, polygodial. Illawarra plums have just been found to contain an as yet unknown principle (or principles) which not only stop fat cells from replicating but from growing larger as well. Is this the next big weight loss food?

    In reality, there is a new product which marries 10 Australian wild foods with 14 conventional superfoods, including pomegranate (not the ‘wonderful’ variety). It is called Kakadu Juice and is set to become the recognized world-beating ultra-premium whole food nutrition solution to all the diseases of civilization to which we succumb; – low energy, depression, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, arthritis, chronic fatigue, high PSA levels, senile dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration – the list goes on and on. Have a look at and discover the way to top up your nutrition and feel the best you have ever felt.