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Fruit-bearing deciduous shrub

  • Pomegranate is believed to have originated in the vicinity of Iran.
  • First record of the existence of the fruit dates back to 100 BC.
  • Some Jewish Bible scholars believe the pomegranate, not the Apple, was the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden.
  • It was introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769.
  • Thomas Jefferson planted pomegranates at Monticello in 1771.
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, the pomegranate is in season from March to May.
  • Pomegranate tree can grow up to fifteen feet in height and may live for more than one hundred years.
  • Pomegranates contain about five grams of fiber per serving and are fat free.
  • There are over 760 varieties of pomegranate.
  • It is also a rich source of Folic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
  • The anti oxidants in these fruits are found to be two to three times higher than in Green tea, Red wine, Cranberries, Blueberries or Oranges.
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