The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in Northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India. The tough, leathery skin or rind is typically yellow overlaid with light or deep pink or rich red. The inside of the fruit is separated in to compartment packed with sacs filled with sweetly acid, juicy, red, pink or whitish pulp or aril. Only the seeds, with their sweet-tart flavor are edible. To get the best quality, high temperatures are essential during the Pomegranate fruiting period.
The pomegranate is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 or 30 feet. The trunk is covered by a red-brown bark which later becomes gray. The Pomegranate has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-tubular calyx. Our Pomegranate Concentrate is concentrated 250% stronger than straight pomegranate juice. Although it is tart to taste, once blended with other ingredients it provides intense, true flavor without diluting the recipe, as juice would. To return to juice add 1.5 parts water for every 1 part concentrate. This flavor is ideal for bar drinks because it is concentrated and pulp-free.