It’s no secret that I have a soft spot in my heart for POM Wonderful. Not only does the company produce some excellent, high quality products using sustainable business practices, but the people behind the brand seem innovative, caring and very supportive of the food blogging community. Their recent POM Wonderful Blogger Harvest Tour is a shining example of that. Although, due to circumstances beyond my control (United Airlines Sucks), I didn’t actually get to attend the tour, Jeff and Andrea from POM Wonderful did everything they could to make me feel very much included in the festivities, including sending me a big package full of POM goodies afterward.
The pomegranate is an unusual, yet versatile fruit with many delicious and creative uses. Its health benefits have been touted far and wide. Pomegranate juice is loaded with antioxidants – about three times more than are found in green tea or red wine. Antioxidants help to guard the body against the substances that can cause premature aging, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and lots of other diseases or health conditions. If that isn’t reason enough to indulge, there are scads of “wonderful” recipes using pomegranates and their juice. The arils (seeds) are perfect for tossing in salads, stirring into yogurt, sprinkling over cereal or garnishing cocktails. Pomegranate juice is ideal for glazes, cocktails and marinades. read more >>