The jewel-like seeds of the juicy, exotic pomegranate are captivating to look at and delicious to taste. But this unique fruit also contains potent antioxidants, and pomegranate is now popping up as an ingredient in many new products.
Pomegranate extract contains the highly potent ellagic acid, which has been studied for its healing and possible anti-cancer benefits. Pomegranate also has the unique ability to improve the SPF power of sunscreen. Drinking 100ml of pomegranate juice provides about 16% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C, and pomegranate extracts may also help protect your teeth from dental plaque. Here's our pick of the juiciest pomegranate products out there.
1 Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser $49.90 from www.murad.co.nz
2 POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice $5.99 from Foodtown, Woolworths, and Countdown
3 Murad Energising Pomegranate Lip Therapy SPF15 $44.85 from www.murad.co.nz
4 Weleda Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash $19.90 from www.weleda.co.nz
5 Burt's Bees Very Volumising Pomegranate and Soy Shampoo $35 from www.burtsbees.co.nz
6 Pacifica Boxed Heart Soaps RRP$14.65, www.pacifcaskincare.co.nz for stockists
7 Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm $10 from www.burtsbees.co.nz
8 Lumino Pomegranate Candle $18 from www.endemicworld.co.nz