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Pomegranate
Pomegranate (Punicagranatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the Mediterranean region since ancient times. India is the largest producer of Pomegranates in the world with over 900,000 tons produced yearly.

Goodness of pomegranate:
Abundant in vitamins A, C, E and iron, one pomegranate contains 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement of an adult. Pomegranate is rich in folic acid, antioxidants, and polyphenols, particularly the polyphenols punicalagins which have been shown to be the responsible antioxidants in pomegranate juice for combating free radicals. The antioxidant level in pomegranate juice was found to be higher than the antioxidant level in other natural juices, such as orange juice, cranberry juice, blueberry juice, and also red wine.

In clinical studies, pomegranate juice has been found to be effective in reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and osteoarthritis. Research also suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may prevent dental plaque too. The antioxidants in pomegranates are also supposed to address the humankind’s ultimate dream of longer life, by slowing down the aging process.

Types of Pomegranate:
Pomegranate - Ganesh
This is a selection from ‘Alandi’ developed by Dr. Cheema at Pune, which has revolutionized cultivation of pomegranate in Maharashtra state. It is a prolific bearer, fruit very large, rind yellowish red, pinkish aril with soft seeds. It is the commercial cultivar of Maharashtra. The average yield ranges from 8-10 kg per tree. This has soft seeds and pinkish flesh with juice of agreeable taste and bears heavily.

Pomegranate - Bhagawa
The ‘Bhagawa’ variety of pomegranate presently under commercial cultivation known by different names viz. ‘Shendari’, ‘Ashtagandha’, ‘Mastani’, ‘Jai Maharashtra’, and ‘Red Daina’ in various districts of Maharashtra such as Solapur, Nashik, Sangli, Satara, Ahemadnagar, Pune and Dhule districts has been recommended for its cultivation by the Mahatma Phule Agriculture University, Rahuri.

Extensive survey work on pomegranate orchards indicated that the ‘Bhagawa’ variety of pomegranate is heavy yielder and possesses desirable fruit characters. This variety matures in 180-190 days with average yield of 30.38 kg fruits/tree. Bigger fruit size, sweet, bold and attractive arils, glossy, very attractive saffron coloured thick skin makes it suitable for distant markets. This variety was found less susceptible to fruit spots and thrips as compared to other varieties of pomegranate. Considering all these attributes, the ‘Bhagawa’ variety is recommended for its cultivation in pomegranate growing in regions of Maharashtra.

Pomegranate - Phule Arakta
The ‘Arakta’ variety of pomegranate presently under commercial cultivation in various regions of Maharashtra. Pre-released in the year 1989, It has now been released as ‘PhuleArakta’ for its cultivation by the Mahatma PhuleKrishiVidyapeeth, Rahuri. The ‘PhuleArakta’ variety of pomegranate is heavy yielder and possesses desirable fruit characters. The fruits are bigger in size, sweet with soft seeds, bold red arils. It also possess glossy, attractive, dark red skin. It is less susceptible to fruit spots and thrips. Hence, the ‘PhuleArakta’ variety is released for the cultivation in pomegranate growing areas of Maharashtra.

Pomegranate - Mrudula
This variety has all the characters of the Ganesh variety except the arils are dark red in colour. The colour of the arils in 'Ambe' bahar and 'Mrig' bahar is dark red in colour while it is pink during the 'Hasta' bahar. The average fruit weight is 250-300 grams.

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Sabari Agro Products is a member of APEDA & Coconut Development board besides which it is also a certified member of the Spice Board of India.
We are also in the process of acquiring other food standard certifications as well as memberships to various agro product consortiums.

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