Pomegranate Juice…healthy and a new ingredient to try

Pomegranates . . . a superfood.  Photo:  www.pomwonderful.com/

Pomegranates . . . a superfood. Photo: www.pomwonderful.com/

Pomegranate is all the rage this season.

Wonderfully Nutritious

Many of the benefits of fruits and vegetables are attributable to their rich antioxidant content, which comes from vitamins and other unique plant phytochemicals.  Wonderful pomegranates provide several vitamins and minerals and are well known for unique phytochemicals and antioxidants, making Wonderful pomegranates an important part of a healthy and balanced diet.

The Antioxidant Power of Pomegranate Juice®:

  • Polyphenol Antioxidants

Help protect the body against “free radicals” – unstable molecules that cause damage to our bodies over time. Polyphenol antioxidants in pomegranate juice include punicalagin, a polyphenol unique to pomegranates and anthocyanins, which are responsible for giving pomegranate juice its rich red color.

Pomegranates are also a good source of potassium.  For further information on the health benefits of pomegranates, http://www.pomwonderful.com/

These recipes made with the help of AgroLabs’ Naturally Pomegranate, provides a healthy, flavorful and anti-oxidant-rich addition to any meal.

Recent discoveries indicate that Pomegranate juice exhibits antioxidant properties attributed to the presence of certain tannin called punicalagin, which has been identified as the active compound responsible for maintaining and promoting optimal cardiovascular health.

AgroLabs Naturally Pomegranate contains the fruit-juice, rind and seeds of the antioxidant-rich fruit, all formulated in one powerfully concentrated liquid formula. One ounce of AgroLabs Naturally Pomegranate has the antioxidant equivalent of eating 15 whole pomegranates.

Laura Pensiero, founder of Chef4Life, has paired up with AgroLabs to create delicious new “Recipes 4 Your Health”.  Try these great Pomegranate recipes:


1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup Naturally Pomegranate™

1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 small garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon canola oil


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add canola oil and whisk to blend. Season with salt to taste.

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 52, Protein: 0g, Fat: 4g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Choles: 0mg, Dietary Fiber: 0g


1/4 cup Naturally Pomegranate™

5 tablespoons pure maple syrup

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon finely minced ginger

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

1 medium apple, peeled, cored, seeded and diced

1 tablespoon butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk the Naturally Pomegranate™, maple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce, Dijon mustard ginger and cayenne in small bowl to blend. Transfer to a small saucepan, stir in the apple and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until the apple is very soft and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 124, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3.5g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Choles: 87mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g


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