TRY WENDY’S POMEGRANATE SMOOTHIE
by: Editor LL
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is known for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Several years ago, when Wendy Berrill discovered the health attributes of pomegranate juice, she met with farmers in Bonnievale in the Western Cape who had discovered that when bottling pure pomegranate juice without additives or preservatives, it could be kept frozen for months.
Wendy and her husband, Ian Berrill, started Wendy’s by marketing frozen pomegranate juice to retail outlets and although they’ve become renowned at the markets for their smoothies, the pomegranate juice formed the basis of their business. Before they launched their smoothies, Wendy’s brought seasonal fruit, such as cherries, blueberries, raspberries and black figs, to the Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town. Their trade in berries still flourishes, and from Monday to Friday Wendy supplies stores with fresh berries, pure pomegranate juice and home-made granola.
A born entrepreneur, Wendy’s interest turned to food when she retired from the clothing company she’d run for 25 years. On their travels in Europe, particularly Italy, Wendy visits food shops and markets, looking for innovative and unusual products, and also meets chefs and interesting food vendors.
SMOOTHIES ARE A GREAT TASTING HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO MILKSHAKE
It is said that smoothies date back to the 1930s when blenders were first made, but these natural and healthy alternatives to milkshakes seemed to first explode onto the market in the 1960s and 1970s, when people began taking an interest in fitness, health and nutrition. Smoothies have since become such a popular beverage at the Neighbourgoods Market that the queues at Wendy’s stall are endless……
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Pomegranates also have antioxidant, antiviral and antitumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid. This fruit consists of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. It is said to be a healthy powerhouse. Organic Facts