The pomegranate, ar-Rumm in Arabic, is mentioned thrice in the Qur'an. Pomegranates are mentioned as one of the fruits that will be found in paradise.


One of the most fascinating aspects of the pomegranate is the structure inside the fruit. The shiny, leathery skin, once removed, reveals a myriad of cell-like juicy sacs with a "fresh, sweet-sour pleasant taste" (Katzer).
The Fruit and the Fruit-Bearer
The tree has very attractive flowers that are scarlet, white or a mixture of the two. One of the primary benefits of the pomegranate is its use as a dye. Extracted from its scarlet flowers is a beautiful red dye, which has been used for centuries in Central Asia .


The astounding color and pink-red hues of the fruit and flowers of the pomegranate are an attestation to the Qur'anic verse:
And whatsoever He has created for you on the earth of varying colors [and qualities from vegetation and fruits] and from animals. Verily! In this is a sign for people who remember.


Nutritious Value
1)The fruit is nutritious and has a calorific value of 65. Its protein and fat contents are insignificant, while it is "a rich source of sodium and also contains a good amount of riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorous" . It is delicious when served slightly chilled.

2)The juice of the pomegranate is a favorite in many Middle Eastern countries and can be bought from vendors selling the cool, tasty red juice. The juice is also used to make jellies, sauces, flavorants and syrups.

3)Pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants guard the body against free radicals, harmful molecules that are believed to contribute to heart disease, premature ageing and cancer.

4)The dried pomegranate seeds, found within the arils, have culinary importance in North Indian cooking where they are used as a flavorant with vegetables and legumes. These seeds stem from sour varieties whose fruits cannot be eaten raw. Pomegranate seeds are also substituted for raisins in cakes and other European sweets.




Medicinal Uses
1)Pomegranates are used medicinally for diarrhea, earache, bad vision, fevers, teeth and gum disorders and indigestion according to Unani Tibb medicine.

2)The beautiful flowers of the tree are also used to relieve sore eyes.



Pomegranates are also mentioned in the following
VERSE OF THE HOLY QURAN...



"And it is He Who produces gardens trellised and untrellised, And date-palms, and crops of different shape and taste and olives, and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in taste). Eat of their fruits when they ripen, but pay the due thereof on the day of its harvest, And waste not by extravagance. Verily, He likes not those who waste by extravagance. '(6:141)

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