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Pomegranate Fruit

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Benefits of including Pomegranate in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Pomegranate. Health Benefits
Heart care, Helps in cartilage regeneration, Improves stomach health, Increase in haemoglobin, Increases metabolic rate, Prevents constipation and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Pomegranate. General Benefits
Boosts immune system, Controls blood pressure, Controls blood sugar levels, Digestive aid and Maintains healthy cholesterol level
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Benefits of Pomegranate for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Skin rejuvenation and Treatment of acne
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Benefits of Pomegranate for hair. Hair Benefits
Prevents hair loss, Promotes longer and healthier hair and Treatment of dandruff
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Pomegranate Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Pomegranate fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Anaphylaxis and Itching
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Undesirable effects of Pomegranate on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Cold, Breathing Difficulty, Irritation and Swelling
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It tells you whether Pomegranate is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Pomegranate is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Pomegranate is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Pomegranate. Best Time to Eat
  • Best if taken as a breakfast (or empty stomach)
  • Morning time (before lunch)
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Eat the fresh ones, avoid mixing with any other foods, don't eat after meal.
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Pomegranate is the amount for which the nutrients present in Pomegranate are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
18.70 g
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14
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
4.00 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
13.67 g
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10
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
1.67 g
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13
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.09
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16
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
0.00 mcg
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37
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.07 mg
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13
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.05 mg
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.29 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.38 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.08 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
38.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
10.20 mg
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.60 mg
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16
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
16.40 mcg
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5
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
0.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
7.60 mg
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13
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
1.17 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
236.00 mg
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29
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.30 mg
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
3.00 mg
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17
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
10.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
12.00 mg
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23
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.35 mg
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7
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
36.00 mg
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13
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.12 mg
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28
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.16 mg
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10
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.50 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
0.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
79.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
77.93 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.53 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Pomegranate is the amount for which the calories present in Pomegranate are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
Not Available
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
83.00 kcal
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
Not Available
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
366.66 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
Not Available
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Calorie count of different Pomegranate items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Pomegranate juice. Calories in Juice
60.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Pomegranate jam. Calories in Jam
210.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Pomegranate Pie. Calories in Pie
360.00 kcal
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Features of Pomegranate that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Pomegranate belongs! Type
Tree Fruit
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Time of the year when Pomegranate is available. Season
Autumn
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Different types of Pomegranate. Varieties
Balegal, Crab, Cloud, Francis, Freshman and Granada
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Pomegranate is found. Color
Dark Red and Light Pink-Red
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Red
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External appearance of Pomegranate. Shape
Round
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How Pomegranate feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Pomegranate. Taste
Juicy and Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Pomegranate. Origin
India and Iran
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Pomegranate Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Pomegranate. Soil Type
Clay and Sand
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
5.5-7
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Pomegranate. Climatic Conditions
Cold, Dry and Hot
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Interesting facts about Pomegranate. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Pomegranate. Facts about Pomegranate
  • Pomegranate means apple with many seeds.
  • It was called as the โ€œapple of Grenadaโ€ in early English.
  • In Hinduism, this fruit symbolizes prosperity and fertility.
  • Pomegranate trees can live upto 200 years.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Pomegranate or not. Pomegranate In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Pomegranate. Wine
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Use of Pomegranate in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Pomegranate or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Pomegranate or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Pomegranate. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Pomegranate. Top Producer
Iran
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Other countries that are known producers of Pomegranate. Other Countries
Africa, India, Middle East and Pakistan
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Country which imports Pomegranate on a large scale. Top Importer
Europe
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Country which exports Pomegranate on largest scale Top Exporter
India
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Pomegranate. Botanical Name
Punica granatum
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The alternate name of Pomegranate. Synonym
Punica malus
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Rosidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Myrtales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Lythraceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Punica
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
P. granatum
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Generic group of Pomegranate. Generic Group
Pomegranate
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What are the General Benefits of Pomegranate?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Pomegranate Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Pomegranate? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, helps in cartilage regeneration, improves stomach health, increase in haemoglobin, increases metabolic rate, prevents constipation and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: prevents hair loss, promotes longer and healthier hair and treatment of dandruff. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, cold, breathing difficulty, irritation and swelling. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Pomegranate fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Pomegranate

It is important to know the nutrition details of Pomegranate to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Pomegranate fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: Not Available and calories in frozen fruit are Not Available. Thus, we can say that Pomegranate belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Pomegranate jam is 210.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Pomegranate are 18.70 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 4.00 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Pomegranate in 10.20 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 236.00 mg and 10.00 mg.

Pomegranate Taxonomy

Pomegranate taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Pomegranate as it is a combination of genus (Punica) and species (P. granatum). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Pomegranate is Lythraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Pomegranate

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Pomegranate that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Pomegranate Facts are:

  • Pomegranate means apple with many seeds.
  • It was called as the โ€œapple of Grenadaโ€ in early English.
  • In Hinduism, this fruit symbolizes prosperity and fertility.
  • Pomegranate trees can live upto 200 years.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Balegal, Crab, Cloud, Francis, Freshman and Granada. It is not available in seedless variety.