And, just like that, I’ve discovered a new favorite! POM Wonderful was kind enough to send me their new product, POM POMS, delicious ruby red arils from California-grown Wonderful variety pomegranates. I didn’t even know that the correct term was arils, but I had been eating pomegranate seeds for years. To be exact, each seed has a surrounding water-laden pulp— the edible aril— ranging in color from white to deep red or purple.
Now, with POM POMS, it’s super-convenient and easy to get the delicious treasures inside the pomegranate.
You just remove the cover, which has a spoon attached, and you’re ready to go.
They are, to me, natural bliss in a cup. Super refreshing, mildly tart and sweet, they remind me of eating fresh picked berries just after a rainfall.
The other night, I was up late, as I so often am, and needed something to perk me up to keep working. I didn’t want coffee or caffeine, so I reached for the POM POMS. It was a healthy pick me up with no crash whatsoever.
I think these are great for a snack. I like to eat them right out of the cup, or mix them in yogurt or oatmeal. My favorite is to make a salad with mixed greens, chevre, walnuts and pomegranate arils. I then add a very light citrus vinaigrette. Really nice flavor and color.
Pomegranate seeds are very healthy – low in calories and carbohydrates with almost no fat and a good content of dietary fiber. They are a great source of vitamins and potassium, and they’re known for their powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols which can help prevent cell damage by free radicals.
POM POMS come in two sizes 4.3 oz and 8 oz cups and they are available now through February.
*Available from October through January.
*Look for them in the refrigerated section of the produce department.
Here is a $1.00 off coupon for anyone who would like to try them!
I was sent product to sample for this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.