Native to the Middle East, the word Pomegranate literally means an apple with many seeds and belongs to the family of berries. If you can patiently break open a pomegranate without losing your patience, the red ruby-like seeds are full of health benefits. Pomegranate seeds are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibers; all of these with no cholesterol and saturated fats. 

Even though pomegranate trees can live for a good 200 years, they can produce fruits only for the first fifteen years of their life. 

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