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Pomegranate

Iranian Pomegranates are 7.5 to 10 CM in diameter and round to oblong in shape. The skin is leathery in texture and orange to orange-red in color. The edible portion of the fruit is the juicy red flesh and there are many seeds inside the fruit making it difficult to eat.

Which City or Province Grow: Yazd + Saveh + Esfahan + Fars.

Harvest Season: Fall + winter.

Pomegranate Shrub: Pomegranates grow on rounded, deciduous shrubs or small trees that grow to an average of 1.2 to 1.6 meter in height, although dwarf varieties do exist. The branches are often spiny and tend to sucker from the base.

Pomegranate Leaves: The pomegranate has narrow, glossy, leathery leaves.
Pomegranate Flower: The pomegranate
flowers are scarlet red, tubular shaped, and one inch in diameter.

Pomegranate Health Benefits
Pomegranate is considered as one of the top ten fruits which offers plenty of benefits. The following paragraphs provide information regarding the health benefits of pomegranate and guidelines for choosing and consuming pomegranate appropriately.
Today, health professionals consider pomegranate as one of the super nutritious fruits. This fruit was first grown in Persia and is one of the oldest cultivated fruits.The health benefit of the pomegranate juice is the same as the fruit itself and is regarded by many as an elixir for curing a number of diseases.
Pomegranatesdo not contain fat and are low in sugar. The estimated calorie content for pomegranate is 80 calories per 100 gramsserving with 5 grams of fiber and 15 percent of vitamin c. Comparing to the fruit, pomegranate juice is a little higher in calories and contains 120 calories per 100 gram.
Health Benefit of Pomegranate
Some of the benefits of the pomegranates include as follows.
Antioxidants
First of all, pomegranates are rich in Phytochemicals which are antioxidants extracted from plants. Antioxidants have the power of counterpoising the damage caused to human cells as a result of free radicals.Though a number of foods also contain antioxidants, pomegranate is the only food that has the related set of compounds called Punicalagins.
As some researches inform, as well as neutralizing free radicals, the above mentioned substances have also the ability of reducing the risk of prostate cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer.
Vitamins, Minerals and Micronutrients
Pomegranate contains a healthymixture vitamin C, vitamin B5, vitamin B5, Vitamin K, Potassium and Zinc. Vitamin B5, which is also referred to as Pantothenic acid, has been considered as a necessary factor for having ahealthy skin and to guarantee the proper functioning of the human body nerves.It has been revealed by some studies that the micronutrient’s ability of the pomegranate may prevent muscle cramping, insulin resistance and adrenal insufficiency.