Celebrated all November
A shrub or small tree growing 6 to 10 meters (20 to 33 feet) high, the pomegranate has multiple spiny branches and is extremely long-lived, with some specimens in France surviving for 200 years.
While often misspelled as pomegranite or pomagranate, the name pomegranate derives from the Middle French "pomme garnete," literally "seeded apple." It is sometimes referred to as Chinese apple. The pomegranate's botanical name, Punica Granatum, translates as "apple with many seeds."
Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a daily may improve learning and memory, according to a recent study.