Pomegranate has an approximately 4 meter tree that grows in subtropical lands. Pomegranate is native in central and eastern regions of Iran till Himalia Mountain in India. It is one of the first plants that have been tamed by human. The pomegranate is named in Homer – Greek famous poet-‘s book “Odyssey”, also it is known that Solomon had a big pomegranate Garden and loved it a lot. This fruit is named three times in Quran, too. So it is one of the Quranic fruits. In Al-Rahman, pomegranate is called a heaven’s fruit.
Pomegranate flowers are large, red and odorless. Pomegranate fruit is globular in different sizes with red, yellow or in some types black color. Pomegranate seeds are mostly red to white. And it has three flavors: sweet, sour and sweet-and-sour. There are lots of products made by pomegranate such as: pomegranate juice, pomegranate sauce, pomegranate concentrate, dried pomegranate and pomegranate jam.
Iran is the biggest pomegranate producing country by 800 thousand ton annually and then India is in the second place.
Good pomegranate’s features:
Pomegranate is similar with watermelon for two reasons, inside of both fruits are sometimes red and sometimes white and you can’t know it until you open them up. For purchasing good pomegranate you need information about the different type’s features. Because there are more than 700 type or species of pomegranate in Iran, it is very difficult to recognize the good ones, but generally knowing beneath information can help you in choosing the good ones.
Good pomegranate is heavier than what it looks like and have smooth, clear, thin and without crack skin.
Because pharynx warm is the most important RAS of this fruit that can go inside of the fruit from pharynx of pomegranate crown. So when you are buying pay attention to the pharynx, if it’s black there are possibilities of warm existence. Also don’t choose a pomegranate that half of its skin is sunburned.
Keeping temperature and conditions:
Pomegranate is a constant fruit if you keep it in the right condition. Best temperature for keeping it is 5 centigrade degree. You should consider that pomegranate loose its humidity easily so for keeping it for long time wrap it between newspapers and put it in wooden basket in a place away from sunlight like basement which is cool.
Moist environment, even refrigerator, can activate bacteria and fungus in pomegranate skin and cause mold. Ergo it is better not to keep it in plastic dishes unless you polished skin of pomegranate with anti-fungus wax.
Main pomegranate’s properties
Pomegranate is full of anti-oxidant (almost as much as green tea) and high in C vitamin and potassium. According to recent researches, pomegranate has medical properties:
- Decreasing the risk of heart disease
- Decreasing the risk of cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer
- Decreasing blood cholesterol
- Prevent cell damage
- Help in gum’s health
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|Pomegranate||Hayward||+70 gr||3.5 kg carton |
5 kg carton
5 kg basket
10 kg basket
|Saveh – Kashan – Ferdows – Neyriz - Shiraz|