Pom Wonderful - POMx Bar Antioxidant Superbar Espresso Dipped in Chocolate - 50 Grams (1.76 oz.)
Pom Wonderful POMx Espresso Dipped in Chocolate Antioxidant Superbar is an all natural fruit and nut bar. POM Wonderful's espresso bar was created with a jolt of inspiration. A blend of dark roasted espresso beans and natural almonds wrapped in decadent dark chocolate, there's buzz in every bite. This all-natural bar is powered by POMx and has the antioxidant strength of one whole pomegranate. Available in six delicious flavors. All POMx Bars are gluten free.
What are Antioxidants?
Every day, your body is exposed to free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body in a process often referred to as oxidative stress. Where do they come from? Everywhere. Not only does your body produce them as part of normal metabolism, there are also many external sources such as air pollution, alcohol, pesticides, sunlight, tobacco smoke, drugs and fried foods. Even our stressful lifestyles are related to excess oxidative stress.
That's where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants are scavengers that neutralize free radicals. Although your body produces its own antioxidants, they are often insufficient to protect against the total oxidative stress we all experience. In fact, scientists have already linked free radicals to many different types of diseases. Consuming a diet rich in natural antioxidants, like those that come from fruits and vegetables, may help protect against free radical damage.
POM's Unique Antioxidants
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx are full of antioxidants called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals protect plants from harmful elements in the environment, like ultraviolet radiation and pests. They also provide plants with their sensory characteristics such as color, flavor and smell.
Polyphenols are an important class of phytochemical. And tannins, particularly punicalagin, anthocyanins and ellagic acid are all members of the polyphenol family. While many fruits contain some of these antioxidants, pomegranates have large amounts of all three.
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice contains a great deal of these vital elements because of the way we press our fruit. Immediately upon harvest, we take our fruit to our specially designed presses, which are similar to those used to press champagne grapes. These presses allow us to extract antioxidants and polyphenols from the inedible portion of the fruit, as well as the arils.
POM Wonderful's Health Story
For centuries, the pomegranate has been valued as a symbol of health and has been the centerpiece of many traditional folk medicine practices. In 1998, POM initiated modern scientific research to understand the health benefits of Wonderful variety pomegranates. To date, they have provided over $34M in research support to top scientists, including a Nobel Laureate, at leading universities around the world. 55 total studies, including 16 clinical studies, have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Preliminary results have been encouraging and many additional research studies are in progress.
POM Wonderful's Orchards
At POM Wonderful, they're passionate about pomegranates. As the largest grower of pomegranates in the United States, it's their goal to bring the very best fruit and juice – as well as the tastiest, healthiest pomegranate-based products – to their customers. POM Wonderful has planted over 18,000 acres of Wonderful variety pomegranates in the sunny San Joaquin Valley in Central California. POM Wonderful supplies the majority of the nation's fresh pomegranates and ships to over 55 countries.
Pomegranate trees take about nine years to grow to full maturity and require careful cultivation. When the pomegranates are ready to harvest, they're picked by hand and the juice is extracted right on-site. Wherever you shop, look for the POM Wonderful name. Whether it's on their packaging or on their fresh fruit, the POM Wonderful logo guarantees you the very best.
POM Wonderful's commitment to wellness also means caring about the well-being of their planet. Their sustainable business practices include:
- Using the latest drip-irrigation technologies in their orchards to minimize use of one of California's scarcest resources – water.
- Making productive use of every single part of the pomegranate. What's left over is used as cattle feed – no landfills for us!
- Manufacturing their bottles right next to their filling plant, which means no wasteful transportation of air-filled bottles.
- Employing an intelligent routing system to ensure their products travel the fewest miles possible to reach store shelves.
- LEED Silver certified corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA.