26 February 2008
The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5-8 m tall. The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and has been cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region including Armenia since ancient times.
The fruit is medium-sized, about the size of an orange, which has a yellow, pinkish-red skin. It can be eaten as fruit, used as a garnish or pressed to extract the juice. Both the flesh and the seeds can be eaten; the flesh has a sweet-tart flavor.
Pomegranates are being hailed as a super-food which can protect the heart.
Scientists in Israel have shown that drinking a daily glass of the fruit's juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Camera Olympus E500
Lens - 17.5 - 45mm kit lens
Aperture - f/16
Shutter speed - 2.5 sec
Focal Length - 36mm
Exposure compensation -2.3 step
Posted by Carole at 07:18