General Information: Revered by ancient peoples and one of the first fruits cultivated in the world, pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, which prevent free radicals from damaging cells. Modern studies have shown that just 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily keeps the cardiovascular system, including arteries, healthy. Additionally, it has been proven that diets rich in fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants, along with regular exercise, might slow or help prevent the development of cancer.
The pomegranate originated from Persia and has been cultivated in Georgia, Armenia and the Mediterranean region for several millennia.
In Russia the fruit is called Granat, thought to have influenced the word Granata meaning Grenade. The shape of the fruit and its contents of many small objects (seeds) makes it look like a grenade.
And in Latin America, the fruit is named "granada", also meaning grenade.
Even though this fruit does not originate from China, one common nickname is "Chinese apple."
The white pomegranate provides sugary-sweet pomegranate without all the mess.