The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Lythraceae that grows between 5 and 8 m tall.
Delicious, juicy and jewel-like, pomegranate seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Pomegranates are round fruits with hard, shiny red-yellow skins. Split one open to reveal the jewel-like inner seeds, known as arils, which can be eaten raw or juiced.
Pomegranates are a good source of fibre as well as vitamins A, C, some B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron.
Albania is a place of climatic variability offering great opportunities for cultivation or spontaneous growth of many plants, including pomegranate.
The Albanian seaside is characterised by the subtropical climate well suited for the cultivation of the fruit. Nevertheless, there are several wild varieties adapted also to much colder areas.
Pomegranates are considered as the 'fruits of paradise' in ancient cultures and the same is valid for Albania. It's not only their unique combination of crunchiness and juiciness but also their nutritional value that makes them so irresistible. Traditionally, pomegranates are known as a symbol of health.
Pomegranates are considered as the 'fruits of paradise' in ancient cultures and the same is valid for Albania.
Many types of pomegranates exist and not all are suitable for fresh consumption; some are preferred for juice and processing. For fresh suppliers, size and color are the most important attributes