By A.Noland Latest Reply 2009-11-04 00:04:01 -0600
Started 2009-06-20 16:38:09 -0500

I have a question and I reckon this is the best place.

A POM rep came by and I was talking to her, she was telling me the benefits of drinking pomegranate juice. She's saying how it has the highest antioxidants, etc etc, but then she says something I found interesting. She says that diabetics can drink it freely. I'm thinking, really? Wow, that's great, I love how this stuff tastes. I didn't happen to check the bottle at the time but after she left I happened to look at it and it does have a substantial (to me) amount of sugar in it.

I believe pomegranate juice alone had 23-26g of sugar, the one I picked up was pomegranate cherry, which has 28g of sugar.

Did I somehow misunderstand her, can anyone give me anymore input?

I'm curious as to some of the drinks out there. Bolthouse Farms makes a bunch of drinks that are full of vitamins, and no *added* sugar, but the sugar from the fruits used just by themselves is alot. A full bottle, two servings, would have close to 60g sugar for some of the drinks. Sadly they are soooooo delicious, full of vitamins and some of them protein.

I'm attempting to figure out what I can eat and especially drink.

5 replies

Elrond 2009-11-04 00:04:01 -0600 Report

I did find this on the web… This is per 8 oz
Pomegranate (150 cal/0.5 g fat/0 g fiber/37 g carbs) 3
I love pomegranite too but at 37 grams of carb per 8 oz, I don't think I want to shoot insulin just to enjoy a glass.

mamaoak 2009-06-21 19:18:50 -0500 Report

i bye the consintrate you put 1 tsp for eight ounces of water. but you cant drink it freely either.

A.Noland 2009-06-21 17:45:54 -0500 Report

More sadness.

Thank you.

GabbyPA 2009-06-22 08:57:48 -0500 Report

Don't be sad. Just find a way around it. You can get a pomegranate and juice it yourself, then add stevia to it to sweeten it.
The reason I don't drink juice is because a 4oz serving doesn't go far, and you miss the fiber of the natural fruit. It is not to say you CAN'T have it, you just have to count it. And when a serving has almost all your meal alotment of carbs, it is hard to figure out what to eat with it. That's all. If you plan for it, go for it. Just remember to count it.

GabbyPA 2009-06-20 18:54:42 -0500 Report

You can drink it "freely"? I believe she is sadly mistaken. Like any juice, if they add sugar to it, it defeates the perpose of the fruit. Like most fruits, I choose to eat them, not drink them. Of course, a pomegranate is hard to eat...but it slows you down. Unfortunately for me, pomegranate spikes my sugar. The fruit...I am not sure why, but I did a test on it for me and I was bummed. I love that fruit.