The history of pomegranate goes way back to Greek mythology. The Greek myth tells the story of how Persephone is kidnapped by Hades. And she ate pomegranate seeds before her rescue. As a result, she has to spend a couple of months with Hades every year in the underworld. The myth explains that this is how winter came upon the earth.
But the story of pomegranates has changed over the centuries. Now the hype is all about the health benefits the fruit provides.
Pomegranates are mostly grown around the Middle East and in some parts of the United States as well. They need a humid, Mediterranean-type climate for best growth.
And today, the pomegranate fruit is writing a new history for itself as we discover its supremacy in terms of antioxidant power. Research has shown pomegranates to have more antioxidants then other fruits… and even red wine.
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