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Continental Drifter

Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

Shoot Froot - Pomegranate


Name:                   Pomegranate

Scientific name:  Punica granatum

Other names:      Pomegranate, punic apple, granatapfel, granada, grenade, melograno, melagrana


The plant is an evergreen shrub that originated in the Middle East / Northern India. The juice and the fruit peel are used for culinary and medicinal products. The juice is very popular in Turkey where street vendors sell glasses and jars of the juice for consumption by pedestrians.

Nutritional Benefits:

Pomegranates are rich antioxidant and a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Copper, Cu 0.275 mg (30.56%)

Carbohydrate 32.54 g (25.03%)

Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 28.5 µg (23.75%)

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 17.7 mg (19.67%)

Total dietary fibre 7 g (18.42%)

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 66 µg (16.50%)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.656 mg (13.12%)


Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits (cancer treatment, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, prostate treatment, blood pressure, anaemia etc.


ASG images library:

We have a number of images in stock and can shoot to order


NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.