Scientific Name: Punica Granatum English or Common Name: Pomegranate, Anar. It’s a delicious fruit that is brought into use not only for eating but also as a decoration piece.
Anar is one of the important ingredients in many designer fruit salads. The tree of pomegranate is also grown as an ornamental tree.
Environment: Pomegranate is said to have been originally grown in Afghanistan and Iran.
This fruit can be grown in areas having different climate, for instance, it can be grown in areas having dry climate as well as it can also be cultivated in areas having freezing temperature.
Utilization: Seeds and flowers are that part of anar that are used for commercial purpose as well as for home use. Anar has many medical properties that are used to treat various ailments.
Many a times the pulp of this fruit is used to treat diseases of serious nature, for instance, a portion of its seeds is used to treat venereal disease, its juice is often used by people for the treatment of jaundice, diarrhea, stomach disorders and nose bleeds.
The fruit of anar is also used when a person is suffering from anemia.
Eating of the fruit at that point of time increases the level of hemoglobin. Eve, the juice of anar can also be applied to wounds and cuts as it is antiseptic.
Commercial Use: Anardana and Anardana churun is another commercial product of pomegranate, in which seeds of anar is dried up and when they turn into black color is mixed with other ingredients of the produce.
These products are immensely popular among the kids for its tastes.
Seeds of anar have gastronomic significance also as they are used as a spice in most of the north Indian states.
Sometimes its seeds are also used as a topping over ice- creams.