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In California, commercial pomegranate cultivation is concentrated in Tulare, Fresno and Kern counties, with small plantings in Imperial and Riverside counties.
The pomegranate may begin to bear in 1 year after planting out, but 2 1/2 to 3 years is more common.
Pomegranate juice enters into preparations for treating dyspepsia and is considered beneficial in leprosy.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/morton/pomegranate.html   (2785 words)

Adaptation: Pomegranates prefer a semi-arid mild-temperate to subtropical climate and are naturally adapted to regions with cool winters and hot summers.
The pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects.
Location: Pomegranates should be placed in the sunniest, warmest part of the yard or orchard for the best fruit, although they will grow and flower in part shade.
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Human and animal studies are also discussed showing the ability of pomegranate juice to increase the antioxidant status of the blood as well as to decrease such key steps in the progression of atherosclerosis as macrophage lipid peroxidation, adherence of LDL cholesterol to itself and to artery walls, and ACE enzyme activity.
Pomegranate was found to contain several types of polyphenols: 1) anthocyanins (delphinidin, cyanindin, pelargonidin), 2) hydrolyzable tannins (punicalagin, galloyl glucose) and 3) gallic acid, ellagic acid and its derivatives.
Pomegranate juice neutralized more free radicals and did a better job of protecting LDL ("bad") cholesterol from becoming oxidized, or being activated into its harmful form, which is deposited in the arteries.
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 Pomegranate passion
Americans' interest in pomegranates was spurred first by health studies in 2002 promoting the fruit as rich in antioxidants, a class of compounds thought to help prevent cancer and strokes.
Eating fresh pomegranates is labor-intensive because you must cut through a leathery skin and bitter membrane to reach the hundreds of seeds that make up the fruit.
The pomegranate push is certainly paying off: Annual sales of Pom Wonderful's juice jumped to $80 million over the past year from $13 million in 2003, according to Information Resources Inc., a Chicago market research firm.
www.austin360.com /food_drink/content/food_drink/dining_at_home/stories/2007/01/10pomegranatecraze.html   (1537 words)

 Home Fruit Production
Pomegranate is common to the tropics, subtropics and subtemperate regions and is well adapted to areas with hot, dry summers.
Since pomegranate plants will most likely be container-grown in soilless media, it is best to wash an inch or so of the potting medium from the root ball so as to expose the peripheral roots to the soil in which they must go.
Pomegranates are commonly eaten fresh, although the fleshy pulp around each seed in perceived as a hindrance to fresh consumption.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /citrus/pomegranate.htm   (1084 words)

 Pomegranate Community Midwives | HOME | Vancouver Midwifery
At Pomegranate, you can find midwifery, massage, childbirth classes, acupuncture, nutritionists, doulas, postpartum mothering groups, yoga, workshops and other ways to promote health and wellness during your pregnancy and beyond.
Our centre is based in the Hastings Sunrise neighborhood where we are building community for growing families.
Pomegranate is a place for women and families to discover professional care, enriching programs and the opportunity to make meaningful connections with others.
www.pomegranate-midwives.com   (91 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Juice 'can slow prostate cancer'
Pomegranates contain a cocktail of chemicals which minimise cell damage, and potentially kill off cancer cells.
Previous research had indicated that pomegranate juice could have a beneficial effect on prostate cancer in tests on mice.
Pomegranate juice is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and high levels of anti-oxidants, which are believed to protect the body from damage by particles called free radicals.
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 5ADay: Fruit & Vegetable of the Month: Pomegranate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pomegranates are grown in California and throughout Asia and the Mediterranean countries.
Pomegranates are a versatile fruit and can be used as a garnish on sweet and savory dishes or pressed to extract the juice.
Mound the pomegranate seeds in the center of the salad plates and slice the bananas around the perimeter of the seeds.
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Pomegranates are usually about the size and shape of a large orange and have a thick, smooth, tough skin that's generally a coral red but may range from yellow to purplish red.
The pomegranate was a symbol of fertility to the Greeks.
Pomegranates are available from September to December, with the peak in October.
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Pomegranate is native of Iran, although its wild forms are found in India (in the Himalayas), Afghanistan and Syria.
Pomegranate is a highly delicious juicy fruit and is held in high esteem from time immemorial, both as a fruit and in medicine.
Roast the skin of the pomegranate until it is dark brown and brittle.
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 Information on Dwarf Pomegranate for bonsai...
Every aspect of this form is dwarf compared to the basic pomegranate - from its overall size to its finer leaves and smaller flowers and fruits.
Suited to bonsai styles such as informal upright, forest, cascade, literati, tree on rock, root over rock, twin trunk, windswept, group and twisting trunk style, this plant responds well to hot, sunny conditions, such as that which would be found in the Mediterranean.
Place the pomegranate in a position of good light - but where it is sheltered from frost and not exposed to drying winds.
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 Pomegranate Health Benefit : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., Juice, Extract
Pomegranate may also be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and a recent study indicates pomegranate has compounds that play a role in osteoarthritis and prostate health.
Pomegranate juice was found to be a potent inhibitor of superoxide anion-mediated disappearance of NO. Pomegranate juice was much more potent than Concord grape juice, blueberry juice, red wine, ascorbic acid, and dl-alpha-tocopherol.
Dietary supplementation of polyphenol-rich pomegranate juice to atherosclerotic mice significantly inhibited the development of atherosclerotic lesions and this may be attributed to the protection of LDL against oxidation.
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 Pomegranate - The Boston Globe
Because of the abundance of seeds, pomegranates are processed into juice, fermented into wine, or cooked down to make a thick dark syrup or ''molasses," used to tenderize meats and flavor all sorts of dishes.
After they're picked, pomegranates stop ripening; there are few external clues to the quality and state of ripeness.
A good rule is to choose pomegranates that are heavy for their size, with bright, blemish-free skin.
www.boston.com /ae/food/articles/2005/10/12/pomegranate   (405 words)

The pomegranate is tough and wrinkled, but when cut open it glistens with ruby-like seeds.In the Greek myth of Persephone, the pomegranate is called the fruit of the underworld, yet in the Muslim Qu'uran it is called the fruit of paradise.
As befits a fruit with many seeds, the pomegranate is the traditional representation of fertility, and seems to have its origins everywhere.
Lest the pomegranate be neglected in the East, it appears in China during the Han and Sung dynasties.The derivation of the word pomegranate comes from the Middle French pome garnete (seeded apple), but Europeans were slow to adopt the pomegranate.
www.inmamaskitchen.com /FOOD_IS_ART_II/food_history_and_facts/pomegranate_article.html   (1742 words)

 Pomegranate - Glossary - Hormel Foods
The seeds can be squeezed to produce pomegranate juice or be used as a garnish for salads, meats and desserts, providing a tart flavor and a crunchy texture.
Pomegranates are also used to make a type of molasses, originating from the Middle East and now available throughout the world.
To make 1/2 cup of molasses from pomegranates, lightly heat 4 cups of juice in a pan for 45 minutes or so, allowing it to thicken but not overcook, which produces a dark sap-like mixture instead of a smooth slow flowing molasses.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=35067&catitemid=   (536 words)

 Pomegranate Power
Pomegranate juice was shown to have potent anti-atherogenic effects in healthy humans and in mice with plaque buildup -- possibly due to its antioxidative properties, researchers from Israel recently concluded.
In their study of healthy male volunteers, pomegranate juice was shown to decrease the likelihood of LDL "bad" cholesterol to form plaque.
"Pomegranate juice won't fend off cancer by itself, but studies suggest it may be a wonderful addition to the balanced, plant-based diet recommended by the American Institute of Cancer Research," says Collins.
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Originating in Persia, the pomegranate appears in the folklore of ancient Egypt, where it was used in burial, and in the myth of the Persephone, Demeter, and the cycle of the seasons in Greek mythology.
Snacking on pomegranate is laborious, as the edible seeds must be selected almost one by one to avoid the bitter-tasting membranes that house them.
Pomegranates are about the size of an apple and have leathery, rosy-red skin; the trees grow well in India, Iran, and parts of the United States.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Food_Guide&childId=Pomegranate   (441 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Pomegranate Molasses (Syrup)
It is made by reducing pomegranate juice to a thick, sweet-sour, reddish brown syrup.
Pomegranate juice stains are difficult to remove, and the bitter, tannic white part of the fruit gets mixed in and mars the flavor.)
Place pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in an enameled saucepan and slowly reduce by boiling to 2 cups.
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 Pomegranate Juice Benefit - Health benefits of pomegranate juice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Legendary allusions aside, pomegranate juice has been scientifically shown to help the body, as it is rich in antioxidants, the molecules that protect the body from heart disease, premature aging, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer.
Forty-five patients drank eight ounces of pomegranate juice or placebo for three months; blood flow to the heart before and after exercise was measured using thallium scans at zero and three months.
Researchers found that in patients drinking pomegranate juice, oxygen deficiency to the heart during exercise was significantly reduced compared to placebo, suggesting increased blood flow to the heart.
www.dentalplans.com /Dental-Health-Articles/Health-benefits-of-pomegranate-juice.asp   (818 words)

Pomegranate shrubs grow to be 12 to 16-feet tall, and the fruits start to ripen in September, with the season lasting until December.
Pomegranates were an exotic and untasted fruit for most Americans — only 5 percent had ever had on., So the Resnicks didn’t know whether it was worth keeping the plants or using the space to grow more nuts and other fruit.
Jewish sages taught that the pomegranate is significant because, unlike other fruits, the red pulp, which is of primary interest to the human consumer but of little interest to the tree because it is only there to protect the seed, and the seed, which the consumer tends to throw away, are one and the same.
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 Pomegranate | Tips & Techniques   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pomegranates have been eaten for at least 3,000 years, but their origin is uncertain, since ancient references to the fruit have been found all over the Middle and Near East.
Pomegranates have a unique flavor because they are a unique fruit.
Gently stir in the pomegranate seeds, the walnuts and the cheese and serve chilled or at room temperature.
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 Paghat's Garden: Pomegranate Myths
In Christian iconographic paintings, the Virgin Mary often holds Persephone's pomegranate, symbolizing Mary's authority over the death of her son, much as Athena in her dark or gorgon-like moods upheld a pomegranate in her left hand.
Pomegranate as Forbidden Desire was also a component of its meaning within Athena's Parthenon, but the forbidden desire to eat of the fruit also underlays the Persephone myth & numerous Pomegranate legends.
In the Song of Songs Rabbah, we are told that the seeds of a pomegranate represent children studying Torah, which may bear some relationship to an idea from Islamic legend, that each seed of the pomegranate is capable of producing a different fruit from paradise.
www.paghat.com /pomegranatemyths.html   (876 words)

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