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Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Fruits of Kerala

Pomegranate is a fruit borne on a plant that comes somewhere between a shrub and a small tree. The plant family is punicaceae. This fruit has references in Bible and Quran.

Pomegranate, also called granada is a fruit that is filled with seeds surrounded with a jelly-like pulp. Fresh fruits are sweet and sour. Grenadine, the pulp extracted from the fruit forms an ingredient of alcoholic or non-alcoholic mix. However, grenadine itself is non-alcoholic.

The Malayalam word for pomegranate is mathalam.

Punica granatum belongs to the family lythraceae.