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Pomegranate, botanically known as Punica granatum, is a deciduous shrub or small tree of the family chelidae that grows between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26 ft).

Fruit is usually in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As a complete aril or juice, pomegranate can be used for baking, cooking, juice mixing, meal decoration, smoothies and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.

Pomegranate originated in modern Iran and has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean and northern India since ancient times. It was introduced into Spanish America in the late 16th century, and introduced into California by Spanish immigrants in 1769.

Today, it is widely planted in the Middle East and Caucasus, northern and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, the drier areas of Southeast Asia, and parts of the Mediterranean basin. It is also cultivated in parts of Arizona and California. In recent years, it has become more and more common in commercial markets in Europe and the Western Hemisphere.

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