Pomegranates

Pomegranates

The Pomegranate is a fruit-bearing small tree in the family Lythraceae that grows between 5 and 8 m tall.the pomegranate has multiple spiny branches and is extremely long-lived, with some specimens in France surviving for 200 years. P. granatum leaves are opposite or subopposite, glossy, narrow oblong, entire, 3–7 cm (1.2–2.8 in) long and 2 cm broad. The flowers are bright red and 3 cm in diameter, with three to seven petals. Some fruitless varieties are grown for the flowers alone.

P. granatum is grown for its fruit crop, and as ornamental trees and shrubs in parks and gardens. Mature specimens can develop sculptural twisted-bark multiple trunks and a distinctive overall form. Pomegranates are drought-tolerant, and can be grown in dry areas with either a Mediterranean winter rainfall climate or in summer rainfall climates.Health Benefits of Pomegranates: Stomach Disorders,Heart Problems,Cancer,Dental Care,Osteoarthritis,Anemia,Diabetes.