Pomegranate fruits are eaten fresh or are used to produce juice. It is a fruit that in India has been used to prepare medicines for thousands of years, for example against diarrhea and intestinal parasites.
The fruits have a thick usually reddish skin. Inside are many seeds which are all surrounded by a juicy pulp (the aril). The color of this pulp varies from white to light red, deep red and sometimes purple. There are many cultivars with a lot of variation in fruit size and color, juice content, taste, hardness of seed, and other characteristics.
Basic information and facts
Evergreen or deciduous:
It is a deciduous shrub.
Climate and weather:
This fruit usually grows as a shrub which can be 5-8 meter high
Type of soil:
Fruits are picked by hand when the fruits are ripe.
The fruits are often used to make juices, which can be very sweet or sour depending on the variety.
Proverbs and Quotes
- In every pomegranate a decayed pip is to be found.
- You can find no pomegranates on a willow tree, nor shame in the wicked.
Did you know that?
- The Latin words for apple (=pomum) and seeded (=granatus) are combined to form the English name Pomegranate (i.e. Seeded apple).
Chilled fruits are cut in half and crushed so the juice is squeezed out. Serve the juice in a glass. It is tart-sweet, and great as a pick me up during a hot afternoon.