The pomegranate (Punica Granatum) is a fruit that grows from a tree, and it belongs to the Lythraceae family. The Mollar variety of pomegranate that grows in Elche is characterized by its sweetness and its soft seed pockets. The skin of the fruit is thick, and its color can vary from cream to an intense red. On the inside, it has countless seeds individually encased in their own juicy pockets of pulp.
The region of Elche has a privileged climate and soil that makes it possible to grow one of the most highly valued pomegranates in the world. In fact, this region of Spain produces 90% of the national pomegranate production, with 3,000 hectares dedicated to the fruit, and 70% of its harvest is destined for export.
This pomegranate is also known for its high quantity of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which makes it a very nutritious fruit that is low in calories.