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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020

How many chromosomes do pomegranates have?

According to Smith (1976), P. granatum L. has 2n = 2x = 16, 18 chromosomes. Pomegranate thought to be indigenous to the region of Iran where it is native (Stover and Mercure, 2007) and it is also thought to be a native in Turkey (Ercisli et al., 2007); It was spread to the Mediterranean countries at a very early date.

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Also asked, do all pomegranates have 613 seeds?

In Jewish tradition, pomegranates are supposed to have exactly 613 seeds. This is because of the 613 commandments of the Torah. Pomegranate seed counts range from 165 to 1370 in this study's samples. The average was actually 613, so the Rabbis were on to something.

Likewise, how many seeds are there in an average pomegranate? The number of seeds in a pomegranate can vary from 200 to about 1,400.

Beside above, why is the pomegranate the fruit of death?

In Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as the «fruit of the dead» and believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis. Pomegranate features prominently in the myth of Persephone and her forced marriage to Hades the god of the Underworld. Hades kidnapped Persephone and took her to the Underworld to be his wife.

Is pomegranate juice really good for you?

Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. It also has three times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation.

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