Related Articles
Other Names

Punica granatum

French: pomme grenade
Origin: Persia


Middle English from the Old French pome grenate, from the Latin "granatus," meaning "having many seeds."

The pomegranate is a round smooth-skinned fruit, attractively deep red in color, that can measure up to 10 cm in diameter. When halved, it reveals a multitude of seeds arranged in rows, partitioned by thick walls. The seeds are surrounded by a gelatinous pulp. Only the seeds and pulp are edible, i.e., about 55% of the fruit's total weight.

The pomegranate is mentioned in very ancient documents, since it was once carried by caravans. Its thick skin protected it from drying out and its thirst-quenching juice was much appreciated.

Grenadine syrup

Pomegranate - grenadine... you see the connection! Grenadine syrup is made from pomegranates. What child hasn't had a Shirley Temple while the adults have their cocktails in a restaurant? It makes its ways into a large number of drinks.


Search within the site
Advanced search >
Register free to receive our official newsletter
Sign up
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:
Get the daily and monthly recipe posts automatically added to your newsreader.
Sign up