Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pomegranates Make Lucrative Alternative Crop

Pomegranates have been grown in Afghanistan for centuries, and before the Soviet invasion were a major cash-crop in Afghanistan’s booming agricultural sector. The fruit is renowned for both its sweet taste and its medicinal properties. The fruit itself is claimed to treat diseases, such as hepatitis and blood pressure problems, and the seed is considered effective against certain stomach ailments.


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