Pomegranate juice concentrate can be found unrefrigerated in the
supermarket and reconstituted at home quickly and easily. Pomegranates
are rated as one of the most effective and powerful fruits when it comes
to antioxidant content. Pomegranate juice concentrate contains up to 4
times as many polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) in a mere one ounce
of concentrated juice as opposed to nearly 12 ounces of the juice you
purchase ready to drink.
That’s amazing, isn’t it?
Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Concentrate
Why should you opt for the concentrate form of the juice?
Pomegranate Juice Has a High ORAC
What is ORAC?
It stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is a method for measuring the capacity of antioxidants in foods or other “biological samples”.
Why is this rating for pomegranates important? The juice and extracts from pomegranates rate higher for antioxidant capacity than even blueberries and strawberries, which have long been touted as ‘the’ fruits to eat to fight many diseases. So, if pomegranate were ranked higher for these health-boosting, free-radical-fighting, heart-protecting antioxidants, why wouldn’t you want to drink it? It makes perfect sense to drink a juice that delivers the best and most effective compounds to our bodies for increased overall health!
Where Can I Find Pomegranate Juice Concentrate?
Grocery stores carry the concentrate form of pomegranate juice as well as your local health food stores in most cases. You can opt for the bottled version of the concentrate or the frozen form of the juice concentrate. Both are very convenient and easy to reconstitute into a glass of delicious “fresh” juice. The bottled or canned juices are unrefrigerated and can be found on the supermarket shelves, most likely in the organic or juice sections.
The benefits of pomegranate juice are not reduced in the least by using the concentrate and adding water to it. In fact, you’ll reap all of the benefits of the juice, but avoid the high sugar content that is naturally in most ready-to-drink juices.