- Certified USDA Organic
- 1LB of Organic Pomegranate Powder Per Bottle
- Freeze-Dried Powder
- Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten-Free, Soy Free, Non-GMO
- Made in a GMP Compliant, FDA Registered Facility
I received the Nutricost Organic Pomegranate Powder 8oz - USDA Certified Organic Freeze-Dried Pomegranate Powder (8 Ounces) in exchange for this review. This is a freeze-dried powdered fruit. Since it is finely powdered, you can make a juice-like beverage from it. They say to add 1 scoop to 8-12 ounces of water for this beverage. I found that with 1 scoop to 8 ounces, it was quite weak, but when I added a second scoop it was tasty. I have also found it great as an added flavor in my smoothies or stirred into plain yogurt for a fruity, but lower sugar treat.
The first thing that should be said is that if you are expecting this pomegranate powder to basically be an “add water, and now you have Pom” situation, you will be disappointed. As a dry powder, it has a good pomegranate flavor, but when added to water, the flavor is pretty weak. Even the color is pale and weak. Also, this doesn’t mix as well as you might hope. I don’t really recommend consuming it this way. However, if you add the powder to oatmeal or yogurt or smoothies or even sprinkled on ice cream, it’s better. You could even make up a bowl of cut fruit and sprinkle this on that to add some pomegranate flavor. While this is pretty expensive, it’s 8 ounces, and dried fruit powders are typically pretty expensive.
I take it this is more of a powder you add into smoothies, because on it's own, even if you add sugar doesn't really have an appealing taste sadly. As weird as it may sound, this tastes more like red beets?
This 8 ounce jar of organic pomegranate powder tastes like I expected. It's best on other foods rather than as a juice. It dissolves fine in liquid, but it turns into hard chunks if it simply gets moist (like if it's open in a humid room). Unfortunately, the jar that it comes in does not appear to be airtight. After a day of being opened for the first time, humidity still got into the jar and was starting to make it clump. This doesn't happen in an airtight jar, so we transferred it to a better jar. We are satisfied with the actual pomegranate powder and appreciate that it is certified organic.
I wish the directions didn't say to put this in water- it just seems like a bad idea. I tried it, but shoot, it lost all its taste and was just really hard to get down. As far as the clumpy-ness, it was fine and expected. If you want it to be perfectly powdery then you need to order the stuff with fillers in it. The clumps were easily broken up anyhow. I've used plenty of freeze dried products and this is exactly like the others of high quality. I tasted this as a powder and it was SOOO good. I recommend getting creative and throwing this on goat cheese, yogurt, cereal, or just taking a small spoonful. It's great, just don' dilute it too much!