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Pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum, belongs to the family Punicaceae.

Pomegranate is a healthy fruit and it grows on an attractive small tree. The color of pomegranate is deep pink or rich red. The fruit’s interior is separated by tissue walls into storage spaces packed with sacs which white or red seeds. Seeds contribute about 52 percent weight of the whole fruit.

It is also grown as an ornamental plant which has very attractive red flower. The plant is of very low maintenance and gets high yield. The plant can be grown in pots, containers and back yard.


Anaar in Hindi and maadhala naarnaga in Malyalam are the main local names for pomegranate in India.

Pomegranate Trading Markets:
Karnataka(Binny Mill (F&V), ) Maharashtra(Nagpur, Solapur, ) Telangana(Gaddiannaram, ) West Bengal(Kolkata, )
Well drained, deep loamy soils are best for pomegranate cultivation.

Pomegranate contains Fibers, proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and potassium.

Pomegranate has powerful medicinal values. Studies indicate that pomegranate can slow down cancer cell reproduction. It also prevents heart diseases, blood pressure, arthritis, bacterial and fungal infections.

Pomegranates mostly grow well in hot summers and some varieties grow in cool winter too.

Pomegranate flowers take five to seven months for maturing. Pomegranate is a non-climacteric fruit and its season lasts for several months.

 

The season for Pomegranate in northern and southern hemisphere are from September to February and March to May respectively.

India is the world’s largest producer of pomegranates, followed by Iran. Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are the major pomegranate producing states in India.

Iran, Turkey, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Afghanistan, China, Greece, Japan, France, Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Italy and Palestine are the other major producers of pomegranates.

UAE, Bangladesh, Netherland, UK, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Kuwait, Oman are the major Pomegranate importing countries.

United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Thailand, Nepal and Oman are the leading exporting countries.

The local hubs situated in India:

West Bengal (Kolkata)

 

Maharashtra (Solapur, Nasik, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara)

 

Karnataka (Bijapur, Bagalkot, Belgaum)

 

Gujarat (Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Sabar Kantha)

 

Andhra Pradesh (Anantapur)


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