Pomegranates is one such fruit which has immense medicinal and health benefits for all and specifically women and young adult girls. It is known to improve the hemoglobin level in the blood. It has the rich color and is filled with phenolic antioxidants. One interesting way of incorporating pomegranate seeds in South-Indian diet is by adding the seeds/arils in plain curd rice. Many times they are also used in Pineapple rice, biryanis, salads, payasams, kheers, pulavs etc to add richness.
Common names: Mathuzham(Tamil), Anar(Hindi)
Scientific name:PUNICA GRANATUM