The history of the pomegranate (lat. Punica granatrum) goes back more than 5,000 years and began in the Near East. Its German name derives from the Latin ‘granum’, grain, seed, kernel. From a botanical point of view, it is a false berry. We mainly trade Israeli varieties, which have also been cultivated under licence in Spain for a few years. Typical for these varieties is that they are strongly pigmented red.
Did you know? … The goddess of love Aphrodite planted a pomegranate tree on Cyprus as the tree of life (Greek mythology). In ancient Egypt it was used as a grave offering.
Pomegranates can be stored at room temperature if consumed immediately. Otherwise, they can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
Varieties available at LLOMBART
Emek, Acco, Shani, Parfianca, Red Fire, Smith
Brands available at LLOMBART
Various supplier brands