Monday, November 21, 2011

Punica granatum ...... Pomegranate


 The Pomegranate native to the region of Persia and the western Himalayan range, and has been cultivated in Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, Russia, and the Mediterranean region for several millennia.

 The ancient city of Granada in Spain was renamed after the fruit
 during the Moorish period.

Illustration by Otto Wilhelm Thomé, 1885

Scientist, Professor Michael Aviram in Israel has shown that drinking a daily glass of the fruit's juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
"Pomegranate juice contains the highest antioxidant capacity compared to other juices, red wine and green tea".     Brimming with vitamins A, C, E and iron, the pomegranate has been cultivated since pre-historic times.

The Pomegranate is the Symbol of Granada and these symbols are found everywhere in Granada.

Learn a brilliant tip for keeping your fingers and countertop clean while getting out every last pomegranate seed.

How to easily de-seed a Pomegranate