Native to Persia, Pomegranates have been cultivated for more than 7,000 years. Categorized as a berry, the pomegranate fruit is round and grows on small, deciduous trees; the berries have thick skin which encase the arils: sections of sweet, juicy ruby-red pulp, which surrounds the seed, separated by a white spongy tissue.
Pomegranates were long depicted as a symbol of fertility, prosperity and longevity in many traditions from Ancient Egypt to Persia. For thousands of years, it has been a revered symbol in major world religions. Pomegranate juice is very popular and widely distributed throughout the world.
Pomegranate Organic Fruit Powder is sourced from pomegranates in the U.S. As a result of its rich amount of anthocyanins, pomegranates have a ruby-red color.