Pomegranate is a popular fruit. Pomegranate juice contains high levels of antioxidants greater than most other fruit juices; these antioxidants include phytonutrients such as polyphenol, tannins and anthocyanins. Daily consumption of pomegranate juice is more potent in improving antioxidant function than other fruit because of its concentrated amount of phenolic compounds, according to more research .published in “Nutrition Research” in 2008-
The pomegranate (Punica grantum) is a tree (about 5–8 metres in height) that bears fruit with a diameter of around 10 cm. The skin of the fruit is reddish and thick. The edible part consists of the hundreds to thousands of small seeds inside the fruit. The pomegranate is cultivated in large parts of the world, including Latin America, Southern Europe, Asia and Africa. In the northern hemisphere, pomegranates are typically in season from September through February, while in the southern hemisphere, they are in season from March through May.
The pomegranate has more than 500 named cultivars, many of which are widely available on the European market. Cultivars that are produced in Europe (Spain) include ‘Mollar de Elche’, ‘Mollar Valenciana’, and ‘Wonderful’. The pomegranate is known in German as Granattapfel, in Spanish as granada, in French as grenade and in Dutch as granaatappel.