There is some bad news for those of us who love pomegranate juice. A report issued by the FTC registers a complaint against POM Wonderful, indicating that the tasty juice is not as good for you as POM has led us to believe. The report claims that there is absolutely no proof that pomegranate prevents or fights disease. This is contrary to the product’s label, which claims that it helps prevent heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction. The FTC is currently seeking an order from a judge to prevent POM from making these claims.
The juice makers have vehemently opposed the FTC’s report. They claim that the report is erroneous and “completely unwarranted.” They went on to purport that the FTC is wasting tax dollars with their attack on POM and is improperly using their authority. POM also claims that they have the research to back up the statement on product labels.