Pomegranate

Widely cultivated in the Middle East, South Asia and the Mediterranean, this antioxidant-rich fruit is an emblem of fertility and abundance.

The name pomegranate comes from a Latin word meaning "seeded apple". It has been cultivated since ancient times and regularly portrayed in art, religion, literature and mythology.

Benefits
Considered as one of the superfoods, pomegranate is rich in powerful antioxidants which protect against free radicals. With natural anti-aging properties, this fruit aids to slow down the process of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles caused by constant sun exposure. Pomegranate, a good source of fiber and Vitamin C, combats viruses and bacteria, and boosts the immune system.
History
Based on prehistoric excavations dating over 8000 years ago, pomegranate is said to be one of the first cultivated fruits. Highly valued since ancient times, it has been named in many age-old texts from the Book of Exodus, Torah, Quran, Homeric hymns and Mesopotamian records. The pomegranate was also painted on walls and tombs to symbolize life after death.
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