Pomegranate's are round and coloured yellow, pink or orange with a smooth, thick skin. The interior is separated by membranous walls and white, spongy, bitter tissue. Between these lie sweetly acid, red, juicy seeds which are rich in carbohydrates and Vitamin C. The pomegranate is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and is alos cultivated throughout drier parts of South-East Asia, Malaysia and tropical Africa. Pomegranates do best in mild temperatures and the fruit is both self-pollinating as well as cross pollinated by insects.
Use: It can be used in fruit salads, juices, tarts and jams.