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Facts about Pomegranate you didn’t know

Facts about Pomegranate you didn’t know.

Pomegranate, that one fruit which is so complicated to peel but tastes equally good. Our beloved pomegranate, the cure to blood loss and numerous other diseases, likeable by our taste buds and what not. It provides us with some of the most important nutrients and health benefits.

Origin of Pomegranate-

The most common theory about the origin of Pomegranate is that they originated in Persia. The cultivation of the fruit began in Afghanistan, Arabia, China, and India afterwards. People also named it ‘Chinese Apple.’ Discoveries date back to around the 13th Century B.C.E.

Pomegranate
Pomegranate

Did you know?
According to Greek Mythology, Pomegranate arose from the blood of Adonis. That’s why it was known as ‘fruit of the dead’.

Nutritious ingredients-

Magnesium
Protein
Carbs
Vitamin C
Iron
Fat
Calories
Fiber

To sum up the information,

Botanical Name: Punica granatum
Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
Growth in which soil: deep Loamy soils
Blooming time: April-June
Colour of flowers: Red, Orange or pink
Sun exposure time: Full sun
pH of soil: 5.5 to 7.2 (moderately acid to slightly alkaline)

Facts about Pomegranate you didn’t know-

  • Even in the Qur’an, there are citations about this fruit. First citation implies that the tree of this fruit grew in paradise. The second citation implies that Prophet Muhammad counseled his fans to use the fruit as a cure against envy and hatred.
  • The syrup of this fruit- Grenadine-

is being used in many alcoholic drinks. It acts as a sweetener             and a herbal colour. Most famous cocktail prepared using                   Grenadine is Tequila Sunrise: 15 ml of Grenadine, 45 ml of                tequila and around 90 ml of orange juice.

  • The word ‘Pomegranate’ is derived from the Latin language. The term ‘granatus’ means ‘seeds’.
  • There are around 15 amino acids in a pomegranate, five are irreplaceable amongst them. The fruit has lots of beneficial nutrients like A, B, C and potassium. In 100 grams of Pomegranate, around 70 calories are present. If you are in the process of gaining weight, pomegranates are perfect fruit for you.
  • A single pomegranate can contain up to 700 seeds, each encased in a succulent shell. In the Sichuan region of China, the pomegranate grown had a fruit dia of 48.7 cm. The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the largest pomegranate.

  • The plant type is short, and it has scarlet flowers. They produce a yield of 50-60 kgs.
  • You must have heard about the weapon ‘grenade’. It was named so because of its resemblance with Pomegranate. When a grenade explodes, it breaks into fragments, and they fly into the air. The grains of a pomegranate pop out similarly when someone opens it.
  • It has quite the potential to improve and increase your hemoglobin levels. That’s why doctors prescribe it during anemia. I recommend that you consume 0.5 cups of juice three times a day, about 30 minutes before meals, for quite some time.
  • It also contains malic and citric acids, therefore just like melon it would disrupt your acid-base balance. If you have stomach ulcers and gastritis, do not consume this fruit.
  • Azerbaijan is the one country in the world where almost all varieties of pomegranates grow. Infact, to celebrate their annual harvest, they celebrate a national holiday on 26th October. People preserve different varieties of juices and have fun at the occasion.
  • The blooming season of the Pomegranate tree is from Summer to Autumn and then throughout the year the tree is fruit laden. They ripen for quite a time- around 120-160 days.
  • Pomegranate oil

possesses cosmetic properties, it stimulates the collagen                     production and regenerates the skin. But for around 1 litre of             oil, you would require 500 kgs of fruit. To add on the list of               benefits, it also contains Vitamin E which is an                                   antioxidant. It is used to cure eczema and psoriasis.

  • Chinese people follow a pomegranate tradition, they give a pomegranate picture at a wedding- it symbolizes prosperity.
    One pomegranate has lots of names in different languages. People call it ‘granaatappel’ in Dutch, ‘melograno’ in Italian, ‘pomo granato’, and even ‘pomo punico’ in different languages. In German, they refer to it as ‘granatapfel,’ where ‘apfel’ means apple.
  • In Greece, people refer to pomegranate juice as ‘love potion’ because the goddess of love, Aphrodite, grew it in Cyprus.
  • Turkish coffee houses sell pomegranate juice as a powerful aphrodisiac.

  • Researchers at Ohio University found out that pomegranates can be used to prevent the development of breast cancer. This is because they can block excess synthesis of estrogen, which also provokes cancer.

Do read about our beloved Watermelon as well.

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