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FAQ

1. PomeFresh (寶鮮然) 品牌的果汁有什麼獨到的特點?

PomeFresh 果汁的獨特之處體現在一下幾個方面:

目前,我們推出市場的有五種產品:石榴汁, 越橘汁、桑果汁、甜櫻桃汁和李子汁。

2. PomeFresh 果汁是純天然的,是有機認證的呢?

對!我們的果汁既是天然的,也是有機認證的。 我們的果汁源自於歐洲小國格魯吉亞(Georgia). 格魯吉亞是一個多山的農業國家,用於榨汁的果子採自全國多處野生果樹,而不是來自生長在人工控制的農場。 我們相信,當你嘗試過我們的果汁,並把它和其它的同類果汁比較後,你就能嘗出不同。

3. 野生水果果汁為什麼比一般有機認證的果汁還要健康?

毫無疑問,有機產品比工業化大批量生產的產品要有益健康。但是,由於一些商家刻意的宣傳,市場上產生了一個誤區:商家和消費者誤以為只有有機認證的產品才是健康的。事實上,純天然的產品才真正更加健康!道理很簡單:有機產品的出發點是什麼?是返璞歸真!農業的返璞歸真就是用最原始的方法去耕種,不使用具有污染性和破壞性的人造化學物質。有機認證的農產品是在一個由人工控制的環境裡生長,生長必定仍然受到人工干預。在一些國家,有機認證的農產品仍然可能使用了一定量的某些化肥和殺蟲劑,和完全天然的農產品比較,哪一個更健康?

實際上,多個研究都已經證明, 野生水果有益成分的含量遠遠比人工控制環境下(農場)生長的水果要高。為什麼?在農場的生長環境下,即使是一個有機認證的農場, 農民一定會使用一定的方法來提高植物的生長速度和抗病。天然野生植物則完全靠自身來抵抗​​環境和病變的侵害。自然,它將產生更多、更強的營養素——這正是我們希望多多汲取的! 一個很好的例子是大家所熟悉的人參:野生人參的價格可以是人工栽培人參的幾百倍。那是因為,我們都知道,野生人參營養價值是人工栽培人參所無法比擬的。

4. PomeFresh果汁味道如何?

PomeFresh石榴汁的口味可以用三個字來描述:酸,甜,澀。當你第一次嘗試時,也許會覺得它不是很順口,味道太強烈。但是,很多人在嘗試了一次之後,便被它獨特的味道所吸引。這種酸酸甜甜的感覺,真是老少咸宜。越喝越好喝——這是眾多飲用者最普遍的反應。 PomeFresh越橘汁則以甜味為主,略帶酸味。

5. 為什麼將整個果子榨汁,而不是只將果肉榨汁?

吃過石榴的人會問,石榴果是很甜的,為什麼你們的果汁會另有酸和澀味?那時因為,我們的果汁是從整果榨製而來。也就是說,連石榴皮也被榨。石榴皮帶給榨出的果汁酸和澀的味道。 為什麼我們把石榴皮也榨汁?因為石榴皮里含也大量有益的物質。幾千年來,中醫和印度傳統醫學都把石榴皮當作藥物使用,而最近幾年的科學研究發現,石榴皮的益處遠不止於其傳統的藥效作用。所以,採用整果榨制的PomeFresh石榴汁效果是其它產品所無法比擬的。幾乎所有的營養師都會認為吃水果應該連皮吃,而這個建議卻不能針對對石榴——石榴皮是無法嚼爵的。所有,喝PomeFresh石榴汁的效果比吃石榴果還要好。  

6. 石榴汁有哪些健康益處?

古埃及人、希臘人、中國人和印度人幾千年來都一直在享用石榴的好處。現代醫學和科學近幾年才留意到石榴的好處並加以研究。這些研究科學地證實了石榴的藥用效果。石榴中含有豐富的各種氨基酸和人體所必需的微量元素及各種維生素。石榴汁中含有延緩衰老、預防心髒病及癌症的抗氧化物,其多酚含量遠遠高於傳統的抗氧化明星如綠茶、紅酒等。

抗氧化物 (Antioxidants)是具有防止或減緩氧化作用能力的物質,能令健康細胞免受自由基的傷害。在人體裡,抗氧化物擔當清除自由基的角色。自由基是新陳代謝的正常產物,身體生產它自己的抗氧化物以保持它們的平衡。不過,不均衡營養、壓力、衰老、呼吸污染空氣、吸煙等都使身體內產生大量的自由基,打破了二者之間的平衡。今天大都市緊張的生活環境可能使得我們的身體無法生產足夠的抗氧化物。相反,對於自由基來說,現代生活和飲食習慣卻為它提供了旺盛產生的溫床。 從日常飲食中攝取更多抗氧化物對多數人來說是當務之急。石榴汁是你經濟而美味的選擇! 我們都知道應該少吃鹽 ,尤其是高血壓或高膽固醇患者。實際上,少鹽還不夠。攝取適量的鉀 (Potassium) 一樣重要。美國食品與醫藥管理局就允許在食品標籤上表明多攝取鉀的好處:“食用低鹽高鉀食物可能減低高血壓和中風的風險。”石榴是含鉀量最高的天然食物之一。

近幾年的研究表明,石榴對多個健康問題具有獨到的扶助功能:

英國《每日鏡報》也報導說:“如果你希望改善夫妻生活、照顧自己的心臟、減少患皮膚癌的危險以及在懷孕時保護你的寶寶,石榴汁可能就是答案。” 糖尿病是現代都市人的一大疾病。糖尿病是因胰島素缺乏所引起,這種病在普遍食用石榴的伊朗、格魯吉亞、阿塞拜疆等高加索地區卻比較少。

2006年8月一期的 ATHEROSCLEROSIS專刊發表了以色列Aviram教授的另一研究成果:雖然石榴含較高的糖分,石榴卻能在不影響糖尿病情的情況下,降低動脈硬化的病發率。在伊朗和中國,石榴一直還被認為是能夠淨化污濁血液的果實。 石榴能與癌細胞作戰,事實上許多國家已經註意到這一點。伊朗人將石榴納入飲食生活中,患胃癌和腸癌的比例較低。

2005年5月,美國加州大學洛杉磯分校一個研究小組報告,石榴汁能明顯降低前列腺癌患者體內的癌細胞含量。 當然,我們要強調的是,石榴和石榴汁是食品,不是藥物。顯然無數的研究顯示了它的神奇功效,不能把它當作靈丹妙藥。如果有病,必須求醫問診,尋求專業治療。且不可諱疾忌醫。 我們同樣要強調的是,預防勝於治療。預防的關鍵之一便是飲食。我們既要少吃無益健康的食物,更要多吃有益健康的食物。石榴是健康食物的首選!更何況,石榴是我們已經食用了幾千年的食物,安全可靠,無副作用。

7. 你們的產品有加糖分嗎?

我們的果汁是純天然原料,以最好的意大利生產技術榨制,通過巴斯德(Pasteurization) 消毒法, 即保證了食品安全,又在最大程度上保持了原汁原味和天然營養。我們的產品內不加色素,不加防腐劑,不加糖分,不加任何其它物質。果汁所擁有的甜味,完全來自於水果本身。 另一點需要指出的是,PomeFresh 果汁是直接由鮮果榨制,不是由濃縮汁加水稀釋而成。由濃縮汁製成的果汁無論是口味和營養上,都與鮮汁不同。

8. 喝多少比較合適?

作為果汁,實在是沒有必要考慮喝多少合適。你完全可以隨意而行。一般的建議是一天一杯 - 大約250毫升。這到不是一個已經定論的最佳飲用量。只是多數科學研究中都是以此日飲用量進行的。對一些有針對性的食用者,譬如高血壓和心臟健康不佳者,也許一天兩杯更好。當然,和其它任何食物一樣,暴飲暴食只會適得其反。不要在短時間內大量飲用。

9. 除了當飲料,還要其它享用石榴汁的方法嗎?

在中東和東歐地區,石榴不僅是水果,也是調料。你可以把石榴汁用於烹飪中。譬如,你可以把肉類在烹煮前浸泡在石榴汁和其它調料中幾個小時,烹煮的佳餚會更加美味可口。 喜歡喝酒的朋友可以用石榴汁來調製具有獨特風味的石榴雞尾酒。譬如,Pomegranate Martini 便是歐美酒吧里這幾年的當紅明星飲料。

10. 如何儲存你們的果汁?

PomeFresh果汁在常溫下可以保質兩年(從生產日期算起,見註於瓶子上的有效期) 。由於我們不使用任何防腐劑,開啟後的果汁必須存放在冰櫥內。雖然存放在冰櫥內的果汁在8天甚至更久時間內仍可飲用,我們建議你在3~5天內喝完已經開啟的果汁(一升裝)。這是因為,即使儲存於冰櫥內,果汁還是被不同程度上氧化。氧化越多,營養成分越少。

11. Bilberry有什麼好處?

大家對藍莓(Blueberry)都比較熟悉。 Blueberry多見於北美。歐洲越橘Bilberry則只在歐洲及東北亞一些高山寒溫地帶生長。 Blueberry幾乎都是由農場耕種的, Bilberry則絕大多數是野生的。 Bilberry的中文譯名是“越橘” 。 歐洲人很早以前就把越橘當作一種補品來食用。研究顯示,越橘有保護視力,尤其是夜間視力的功能。純天然越橘中含有很高量的天然視紫質和原花色(花色苷、花青素)。花青素是一種生物黃酮,具有抗氧化作用,可以協助清除視網膜內有毒的化學物質和自由基。自然醫學也常用於它來治療白內障及糖尿病視網膜病變。視紫質是眼睛產生視覺的基本物質,可加強眼睛對黑暗弱光的敏感度。 人的眼睛是一個有高度精密構造的器官,其毛細血管最容易遭受損傷。環境和過度使用眼睛,以及年齡增長是眼睛損傷和老化的主要原因。都市人長期使用電腦和長時間觀看電視,都會影響眼睛的環境和物體的靈敏度。熱帶地區常年的強陽光也可能加快眼睛的老化。加強對眼睛的保護顯得更加重要。除了養成好的生活習慣,從日常飲食中攝取更多有益食物則是很好的保健方法。 越橘也含較高量的抗氧化物, 對清血和促進血液循環有益。

12. Mulberry有什麼好處?

桑果又名桑椹,早在兩千多年前,桑椹已是中國皇帝御用補品。它含有豐富的活性蛋白、維生素、氨基酸、胡蘿蔔素、礦物質等成分,營養據說是蘋果的5~6倍,是葡萄的4倍。常吃桑果能提高人體免疫力。 桑果有改善皮膚(包括頭皮)血液供應,營養肌膚、使皮膚白嫩及烏髮等作用,並能延緩衰老。桑椹是中老年人健體美顏、抗衰老的佳果與良藥。常食桑椹可以明目,緩解眼睛疲勞乾澀症狀。桑果可防止人體動脈硬化、骨骼關節硬化,促進新陳代謝;也可以促進血紅細胞的生長,防止白細胞減少,並對治療糖尿病、貧血、高血壓、高血脂、冠心病、神經衰弱等病症具有輔助療效。桑果具有生津止渴、促進消化、幫助排便等好處,適量食用能促進胃液分泌,刺激腸蠕動及解除燥熱。

 

    • What’s your return and refund policy?

      In Pomefresh, we want you to be satisfied with your order. If you are not satisfied with your purchase of our product, please e-mail us, using the contact page of our web site, with the following information: Your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and a description of the product damage or call us at (65) 67422008 (during office hours).

      Any scratches, altered, blemished, or broken items are not eligible for a refund or exchange unless the damage occurred during the original shipment, or the items were already flawed during production. Original shipping charges and credit card fees incurred (if any) are not refundable.

      • Are you able to do home delivery?

        Yes, Home Delivery is available. Just give us a tinker and you will have Pomefresh products’ health benefits delivered to your doorstep. Make your Order Online Now!

        • Are your products all organic?

          No. Majority of our products are certified organic but not all. We state clearly on each product if it is certified organic. Even for those which are not certified organic, they are purely natural as this is what we believe in. Our products are lightly processed from truly natural ingredients. We ensure that our products are: No sugar added No preservatives used No coloring used No artificial flavouring used Why we do so? Becuase they do nothing good to our body though some may give you more visual and taste pleasure.

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          • How Much Fibre does an Otrimix meal provides?

            Otrimix Quick Cook provides 88 Calories (kcal); Otrimix Instant provides 100 Calories; Otrimix Soak & Cook provides 95 Calories. Yes, it is very low! Yet, the amount of food after preparation is equivalent to a full breakfast or a light meal – 250~300ml. Our goal is to provide a meal that is nutritious, full of health-promoting nutrients yet with very little calories.

            • How Much Antioxidants does an Otrimix meal provides?

              One should know that Antioxidants are not a single substance. There are many types of Antioxidant. With the common ones being Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc. Most nuts and leafy vegetables contain antioxidants. A number of Ingredients used in Otrimix meals are known to be good antioxidants providers.

              For Otrimix Quick Cook and Instant, we specifically measure one type of powerful antioxidants: procyanidin oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC). The contents for OPC per meal is 50mg – this is equivalent to a Grape seed extract (OPC) pills available in health stores.

              Beside OPC, Otrimix meal also provide other types of antioxidants from organic flaxseed, fruits and nuts.

              • How Much Omega-3 does an Otrimix meal provides?

                One Otrimix Quick Cook or Instant meal provides 600mg of Omega-3, 200mg of Omega-6 and 200mg of Omega-9. The amount it provides is similar to that of an Omega-3 pill. There is no established ‘recommended daily allowance’ for Omega-3 oils. Considering the state of Omega-3 intake in general, our recommendation is almost ‘the more the merrier’. We do think that you should take in additional Omega-3 even after you have taken a Otrimix meal. A simple way to do so is to sprinkle a tablespoon of Barlean’s Flaxseed Oil on your Otrimix meal before eating!

                • How Much Calories are Provided in an Otrimix Meal?

                  Otrimix Quick Cook provides 88 Calories (kcal); Otrimix Instant provides 100 Calories; Otrimix Soak & Cook provides 95 Calories. Yes, it is very low! Yet, the amount of food after preparation is equivalent to a full breakfast or a light meal – 250~300ml. Our goal is to provide a meal that is nutritious, full of health-promoting nutrients yet with very little calories.

                  • What’s Otrimix’ uniqueness?

                    PomeFresh Otrimix is first of its kind in the market: it is a unique formulated grain mix that provides Omega-3, Antioxidants, Fibre and Minerals in an easy to cook meal. It is nutrients rich. Yet, it provides less than 100 Calories in a single sachet .

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                    • Where is your juice manufactured?

                      PomeFresh pomegranate juice are manufactured in Georgia, is a country in Eurasia to the east of the Black Sea, most of which is located in the South Caucasus. The country has a diverse landscape and climate. Georgia is close to the Persian Gulf where pomegranate is said to be originated. Georgia has large natural habitat where huge quantity of pomegranate fruits grown wildly.

                      • How long can I keep the juice?

                        An unopened bottle of juice can be kept for up to 24 months from the date of manufacture, as stated on the label. An opened bottle can be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator. To be on the safe side, , we recommend that an opened bottle should be consumed within 5 days./p>

                        • Is PomeFresh juice organic?

                          PomeFresh juice is squeezed from the wildly grown pomegranate and bilberry fruits and are certified organic by IMO SCESp004.

                          • Are Bilberry and Blueberry the same?

                            Blueberry is certainly better known than Bilberry. They are very similar but they are not the same. Actually, both are not referring to a single species but several of them. Bilberry is a native of the temperate and subarctic regions in Europe. Blueberry is a native of North America. While Blueberry is mostly cultivated, Bilberry is hardly seen in cultivation but almost entirely grown wildly. And this is exactly why Bilberry is more prized – due to its rarity and natural entirety.

                            Bilberry has been used a traditional herb for thousands of years in Europe. Blueberry, on the other hand, is used as a food in the form of jam, pie, jelly and muffin. Modern researches have shown that Bilberry is high in antioxidants and is beneficial to various health conditions. Some properties seen in Bilberry may also been seen in wildly grown Blueberry. This again reaffirms that the benefits of wildly grown Bilberry are more than the generally cultivated Blueberry.

                            • Is it better to drink pomegranate juice than eating pomegranate fruits?

                              For most fruits, such as apples, nutritionists would recommend the fruits over the juice. That’s because you can have intake of more nutrients when you eat the whole fruits. This is not the case for PomeFresh pomegranate juice. PomeFresh juice is made from the whole fruit – including the skin. Pomegranate fruits have a thick leathery skin which is not suitable for human consumption. However the skin is the where most of the mineral and nutrients are. This is probably why traditional medicine such as Chinese Medicine uses the pomegranate skin as the medicine. When you eat the fruit, you can only eat the seeds and pulp, not the skin. When you drink PomeFresh juice, you take in all the nutrients including those from the skin. This is why taking PomeFresh juice gives more benefits than eating the fresh fruits.

                              • Does your juice contain preservatives?

                                No! We take pride that there is no preservatives added to the juice. To ensure safe consumption and a reasonable shelf life, the juice is bottled using pasteurization techniques from Europe. With this process, the glass bottled juice can be stored up to 24 months under room temperature without compromising its safety and quality.

                                • Does your juice use artificial coloring?

                                  No! The colour of the juice come naturally from the fruits

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                                  • What is Flaxseed?

                                    Flaxseed, or Flax in short is a seed from the flaxseed plant. Flaxseed is believed to be originated in the Middle East since ancient times. It is now cultivated in many parts of the world especially in the past 1~2 decades due to more demands as people getting to know its health benefits. Countries such as Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand and China are among major producers. Two main varieties are in the market: brown and golden. Though some producers deliberately position the golden variety as more superior but scientifically, their contents are having no known difference.

                                    Flaxseed is a rich oil seed. Flaxseed can be pressed mechanically to yield large amount of oil, called flaxseed oil or Flax Oil. Flax Oil is the richest source of ALA - Alpha-Linoleic Acid, the most basic Omega-3 oil which is the precursor of better known EPA and DHA Omega-3 oils.

                                    Beside Omega-3, Flaxseed and Oil are also good source of Omega-6, Omega-9 as well as Lignan and minerals. You can consume either or both flaxseed and oil regularly for best results.

                                    • What are Lignans?

                                      Lignans are natural plant chemicals. Flaxseed is the richest source of lignans. Lignans boost the production of a substance attached to oestrogen and carries it out of the body. Researchers believe that lignans have antioxidant properties. Flaxseed has 100 to 800 percent more lignans than any other grains or vegetables.

                                      • Why should I take Organic Flaxseed or oil?

                                        Barlean’s Organic Flaxseed Oil is cold-pressed, unrefined and certified organic. It is an excellent source of Omega-3 and also contains Omega-6 and Omega-9. A deficiency in either Omega-3 or Omega 6 EFAs is known to lead to poor health. Flax is nature’s richest source of Omega-3 and a plant chemical called lignans. Recent research show that lignans has strong cancer fighting properties which are very beneficial to people stricken with cancers or are concerned about them.

                                        • Is Omega-9 An Essential Fatty Acid?

                                          Omega-9 is not an essential fatty acid. This is because they can be created by the human body from unsaturated fat and are therefore not essential in the diet. The lack of a ω-6 double bond also keeps them from participating in the reactions that form the eicosanoids.

                                          • Is Flaxseed Oil the same as Fish Oil?

                                            Flaxseed oil is a plant-based oil high in Omega-3 (ALA). Fish eat plants and algae rich in Omega-3 ALA then convert the ALA to EPA and DHA in their bodies. Humans can convert ALA to EPA and DHA in their bodies too, especially if they reduce their consumption of Omega-6 oils and meat. In other words, you will have EPA and DHA in your body when you take flaxseed or flaxseed oil. The advantage of fish oil is that you take in EPA and DHA directly. The drawback of fish oil is that it is more expensive. There are also the pollutants the fish might take in while in the sea. Fish oil can also be a turn-off for people who do not like fishy taste. In addition to that, fish oil is a no go for people who are vegetarian.

                                            • What are natural sources of EFAs?

                                              The traditional sources of EFAs are fish, leafy green vegetables, nuts and vegetable oils. Vegetable oils commonly used in cooking are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids. Borage and Evening Primrose are also rich in Omega-6 oils. Fish and flax are rich in Omega-3 oils. Flax, by far, has the highest Omega-3 oil contents. Canola oil and walnuts have reasonably high levels of Omega-3 oil contents too.

                                              • What are EFAs and why do I need them?

                                                Like protein, vitamins and minerals, Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs (essential fatty acids) must be obtained in proper balance from food or supplements.

                                                + EFAs are needed every day by every cell in your body. Without a regular supply of EFAs cell membranes can ‘leak’ resulting in a range of health problems.

                                                + EFAs assist in transporting oxygen into your cells, increasing energy levels.

                                                + EFAs are used to create prostaglandins, hormone-like substances which regulate many body responses including vascular constriction, platelet aggregation and pain.

                                                + EFAs are important for the health of your cardiovascular and immune systems.

                                                + EFAs support brain development and function, particularly during pregnancy and childhood.

                                              • Coconut Tab
                                                • Is your coconut water from concentrate?

                                                  No. We believe strongly that the ideal healthy food should come fresh in their original form with minimum processing.

                                                  • Where is your coconut water from?

                                                    Our coconut water is produced from coconuts grown in the Philippines through sustainable farming supported by Australian expertise.

                                                    We work to better our coconut to achieve the best taste and nutrition.

                                                    • Is the coconut water raw?

                                                      Yes, we make the best effort to minimize process to our food products as we believe whaty nature gives is alway the best

                                                      • What are the key nutrients in coconut water that are considered good for health?

                                                        Coconut water is cholesterol free. It contains potassium that is higher than banana , the best known potassium food source. Potassium plays an important rule in regulating blood pressure and is good for the heart.

                                                        Coconut water is rich in easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes which provides perfect hydration. This is why coconut water is beamed as ‘Mother Earth’s Sports Drink’. Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than most sports drink in the market. After all, it is nature’s magic drink, not man-made and filled with synthetic chemicals that does no good for our body.

                                                        • I heard that coconut contains high fat, is it healthy to drink coconut water?

                                                          Coconut meat does contain high amount of fats but not coconut water. Coconut water is very low in fats. It contains little calorie but a good amount of fibre and other minerals.

                                                          We may also point out that although coconut meat is high in fat, it is a medium chain fatty acid. Coconut fats (oil) is actually recognized as a health-giving oil.

                                                          • Can I freeze my coconut water?

                                                            You can but we don’t recommend as is for all juice products. You can chill it at around 4 degree C or add some ice before consumption if a cold drink is preferred.

                                                            • Is your coconut water added with sugar or other flavoring to have an enhanced taste?

                                                              Nothing is added to our coconut water. The slightly sweet taste is part of the natural taste of our coconut water. Some ask, if no sugar added, why is there 12g of sugar stated on the Nutrition Facts? One should know, as in many food especially fruit juices, there are natural sugars in every produce, even for vegetables. It is important to know that such naturally occurring sugars is different from added, highly processed sugar. Though we should avoid taking too much sugar-rich food, our emphasis should be on avoiding processed sugar in food.

                                                             

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                                                            As the old saying goes: knowledge is power. The more one gets to know how food influences our body, the wiser one can be in choosing the right food and achieve better healthy and well-being. Don't hesitate to ask should you have any queries. We are open to share what we learnt and what we practice.