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General characteristics:

Tree or small shrub in the family Lythraceae which grows up to 5 m. The root system is powerful. Branches are opposite, smooth, of brownish-yellow color. The leaves have orbicular or lancet shape, situated on short stalks. Blossom season is in May - June. The flowers are bloody-red, solitary or in blossom-clusters, on short stalks.

Pomegranate is propagated by seeds, cuttings, layering and grafting. The fruits appear on the 6-7 year tree and are harvested until tree or bush is forty years old. Some shrubs in the Parisian parks bear fruit for more than 200 years, in Azerbaijan - over 100 years. Pomegranate tree usually lives up to 50-70 years, but some specimens live up to 300 years.

The edible fruit is a berry 5–12 cm in diameter with a rounded shape and thick, reddish skin. The seeds are surrounded by edible flesh. Since ancient times in the East pomegranate has been considered the king of all fruit. It even has a fiery-red crown on the top.

Some fruits of some varieties of pomagranate reach 15-18 cm in diameter. Each fruit contains up to 1000-1200 or more seeds, each seed is surrounded by juicy flesh. The juice contained in the flesh around the seeds is the reason for pomegranate cultivating. High taste quality of pomegranate juice results in a special ratio of sugars and acids. The sugar content in the juice is 8-19%, acid content is 0.2-3.0%.  Sugars in the juice are presented mainly by glucose and fructose and a small amount of sucrose, not more than 1%. Sweet fruits contain 13-19% of sugar and 0.2-2.0% of acid, sour-sweet fruits - 12-1 7% of sugar and 2-3% of acid, sour fruits - 8-14% of sugar, 3.1-9% of acid.

Chemical composition of pomagranate:

Caloricity : 62.6 kcal

Water: 81.7 g

Protein: 0.7 g

Fat: 0.6 g

Carbohydrates: 14.5 g

Unsaturated fatty acids: 0.1 g

The mono- and di-saccharides: 14.5 g

Dietary fiber: 0.2 g

Organic acids: 1.8 g

Ash: 0.5 g

Vitamin B1: 0.04 mg

Vitamin B2: 0.010 mg

Vitamin B3: 0.5 mg

Vitamin B6: 0.5 mg

Vitamin B9: 18.0 g

Vitamin C: 4.0 mg

Vitamin PP: 0.4 mg

Iron: 1.0 mg

Potassium: 150.0 mg

Calcium: 10.0 mg

Magnesium: 2.0 mg

Sodium: 2.0 mg

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