Posted October 4th, 2019 by Fruidel Team
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Lythraceae.
Pomegranate is native to a region from modern-day Iran through Afghanistan and Pakistan to northern India.
Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Middle East and Caucasus region, north and tropical Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, the drier parts of southeast Asia, and parts of the Mediterranean Basin. It is also cultivated in parts of Arizona and California.
The name pomegranate derives from medieval Latin pōmum “apple” and grānātum “seeded.”
10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates
- The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds.
- Pomegranates are native to the Middle East.
- Pomegranates belong to the berry family.
- Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit.
- Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
- Pomegranates grown in the United States are typically in season from September to December.
- Pomegranates do not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.
- Pomegranate trees grow in hot and dry climates.
- Pomegranate trees can live for over 200 years.
- One pomegranate can hold more than 1,000 seeds.