Pomegranate

Native to Iraq and Iran, pomegranates are a seedy fruit. They are cultivated in most Mediterranean areas, and have a rich flavor and color.

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How do you enunciate pomegranate?

palm a gran it

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What is a pomegranate?

A pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to between five and eight meters tall. The pomegranate is native to the Iranian Plateau, and has been cultivated in the Caucasus since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, North India, the drier parts of southeast Asia, peninsular Malaysia, the East Indies, the Mediterranean and Southern Europe and tropical Africa. Introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769, pomegranate is now cultivated in parts of California and Arizona for juice production.

it is a red round fruit that you split open and only eat the seeds A pomegranate is a thick skinned red fruit. In size, it is between a lemon and a grapefruit. The name comes from latin "ponum" meaning apple, and "granatus" meaning seeded. Pomegranate juice has been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure by inhibiting serum angiotensin-converting enzyme. It may also have antibacterial effects against dental plaque. To open a pomegranate, score it with a knife, and and break it open. The small red seeds are edible. There are usually about 600 seeds in each fruit. In the northern hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to January, while in the southern hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from March to May.

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How do you make pomegranate cookies?

I have not found such a recipe in any of my searches. One baker informed me that the seeds could be placed in the cookie dough and then baked. She didn't have any recipe, but just used extra dough from baking other cookies.

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Who was Persephone and why did she eat pomegranates?

Persephone was the daughter of the goddess, Demeter, and the god, Zeus. She was abducted by Hades, god of the Underworld, as he wanted to make her Queen of the Underworld.

During her time in the Underworld, she was tricked by Hades and ate four pomegranate seeds. After she returned home, under the agreement between Zeus and Hades, she was forced to return to the Underworld four months out of the year.

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Is the skin of a pomegranate poisonous to people and animals?

Pomegranate skin is not poisonous to people (I know because I've accidentally eaten pieces of it). It may be poisonous to some species of animals, although I do not know which.

Scientific data about pomegranate toxicity is scarce on the web. Pomegranates contain tannins, which can cause health issues in large amounts (but one would have to consume a ridiculous number of pomegranates to reach those amounts).

Apparently pomegranate tannins don't bother rats, even in high doses: Cerdá B, Cerón JJ, Tomás-Barberán FA, Espín JC (May 2003). "Repeated oral administration of high doses of the pomegranate ellagitannin punicalagin to rats for 37 days is not toxic". J. Agric. Food Chem. 51 (11): 3493-501. doi:10.1021/jf020842c. PMID 12744688

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Is it safe to eat pomegranate while pregnant?

Yes, you can eat this fruit while pregnant. It is good to have healthy snacks during your pregnancy. Healthy eating habits should start in the womb.

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Why is the goddess hera symbol a pomegranate?

Hera is the goddess of marriage, women, and birth, and the pomegranate is a symbol of marriage, marital love, and fruitfulness.

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Fruits and Vegetables
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How do you know when a pomegranate is ripe?

== == Pomegranates are ripe when the skin is a crimson color, and the fruit should feel heavy and the skin should be shiny. You should avoid fruit with cracks and splits in the skin.
A pomegranate is ripe when the skin is bright red, and you are able to scratch it with your fingernail. not applying too much pressure!

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Are pomegranate seeds bad for dogs?

I would say any kind of seed is not good in a large amount , but I guess a few can't hurt.

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Pomegranate Is it good for gout?

Could not find a great deal on pomegranate and gout. however there may be something of interest to you in the related link (Gout Pal Interactive ) below

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What do pomegranates taste like?

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How long does it take a pomegranate tree to bear fruit?

The pomegranate may begin to bear in 1 year after planting out, but 2-1/2 to 3 years is more common. Under suitable conditions the fruit should mature some 5 to 7 months after bloom.

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How do you remove pomegranate stains?

I LOVE pomegranates!!! And yes, I've gotten pomegranate stains on my clothes. What I've done is soak that spot (immediately) in 1/2 c. milk for hours (even over night) and then I spot-wash with regular laundry detergent. Presto! Stain gone. I've noticed, though, that if I rinse the stain (with water) before soaking in milk, the stain will turn purple (and soaking in milk will not work).

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Cholesterol

Does pomegranate helps in reducing cholesterol?

As an opener you should know that cholesterol is essential for the certain reissues in your body and good and bad cholesterol . You's better know which you want to reduce.Like all miracle or "natural" cures the evidence for pomegranate juice reducing cholesterol is rated as potential by the Mayo Clinic. there is also a caution that you should talk to your doctor about pomegranate juice (or any natural, herbal or new age medication) before you start drinking it regularly as a supplement.

Pomegranate juice may cause dangerous side effects when it interacts with certain prescription medications, such as the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, including captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) and ramipril (Altace).

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Can eating Pomegranate prevent pregnancy?

No it does not.

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Cleaning
Fruit and Vegetable Juices
Pomegranate

How do you remove pomegranate juice stain from a beige carpet?

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i've been dealing with pomegranate for years now and let me tell that stuff is insane!!! It stained my white cats fur all red then when i tried to clean it...the fur turned bluish. But here is the trick...your best friend when it comes to pemegranate juice is hamburger helper grease from the pan....if you have a family or just a boyfirend/girlfriend...cook them hamburger helper and then once u strain the pot...keep the grease!! Pour it all over the stain and let it sit for about an hour...scrub as hard as yyou can can for a a good few minutes....afterwards...apply water and watch it magically dissappear! Trust me this receipe for pomegranate stain removal is a dream come true...since i eat them like candy.

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You don't need enzyme stain removers: Rinse stain well, even if it has dried, with cold water until it stops fading. Then rub in baking soda really well and rinse with cold water until stain has turned a light blue. Then boil water (you might need alot) and pour boiling water in a stream from a couple feet above the fabric directly onto the stain so the water passes through and off the fabric. Stain should disapear completely. Works for me on whites and wont take set colours out of your clothes.

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When to pick a pomegranate?

October

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Can pomegranate seeds be frozen?

Yes! I bought frozen pomegranate seeds last week from the grocery store. They taste great.

You can also freeze fresh seeds, or those you have removed from the fruit yourself. Simply spread seeds in single layer, freeze for 2 hours, then seal in freezer bags or containers. The common wisdom is to keep in freezer for no more than 3 months, but I keep them longer if I have enough.

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Why was one of Hera's symbols a pomegranate?

The pomegranate is Hera's symbol because it represents fertility

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What does a pomegranate taste like?

It taste sweet and tart very good.

Its delicious.

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When does a pomegranate flower?

* Flowers are produced over a long period during spring and summer. * Fruiting season is about October-December,but blooming season is mid summer-early autumn.

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How do you get the pomegranate from the garden of sphinx?

It's in the tree just above the Sphinx so you have to climb to the ledge to the tree. There's a sign that says "Pick it for free." You may have to jump to reach one.

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Taxonomy
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What is the scientific name for the pomegranate?

The pomegranate's scientific name is Punica granatum.

CLASSIFICATION :

KINGDOM Plantae

DIVISION Magnoliophyta

CLASS Magnoliopsida

SUBCLASS Rosidae

ORDER Myrtales

FAMILY Lythraceae, Punicaceae

GENUS Punica

SPECIES granatum, proto punica

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Why is Hera's symbol a Pomegranate?

A pomegranate is not a symbol of Hera. It is a symbol of Persephone and Hades.

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