Gilan Food

Pomegranate

The Azerbaijani pomegranates better known for making good pomegranate juice. Pomegranate is justly regarded as a symbol of Azerbaijan, which has millennia-long traditions of pomegranate cultivation. The strong-flavored Gulovsha variety produces slightly elongated fruit with a pinkish hue, but the internal arils surrounding the seed are deep red, large and very juicy. Pomegranate is especially respected and loved in Azerbaijan where the annual pomegranate festival is held in late fall, at harvest-time. The festival in the town of Goychay that gathers many pomegranate lovers from all over the world, features competitions among pomegranate growers, a parade with local musicians, and culinary competitions.

Pomegranate – the nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. The Researches1 of effects of pomegranate juice on health conclude that pomegranate:

- is the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
- has potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
- inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes, and embolic disease
- lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
- lowers blood pressure

We are pleased to offer you the quality organic pomegranate juice from the leading manufacturer in Azerbaijan – the homeland of pomegranate.

1Punicalagins – A Large Polyphenol Compounds Found in Pomegranates: A Therapeutic Review, published in Academic Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (2); p. 45-49, 2012 (ISSN 1995-8986).

Other researches are available in the Proceedings of the American National Academy of Sciences (www.pnas.org)