Chinese poppies and Egyptian Cleopatra also enjoyed pomegranates, which are called female fruits because of their high levels of plant estrogen and minerals. Poonicalagin, found in pomegranate nectar and skin, is a super-strong antioxidant and is known to serve as an antioxidant three times as powerful as red wine or green tea.
The pomegranates mentioned in Donguibogam are warm-tempered, sweet-tasting and nontoxic. It is said to cure dryness and thirst in the neck.
Goheung pomegranate is the nation's largest producer of pomegranates due to its warm climate, soft sea breeze and abundant sunshine. Fresh pomegranate flavor, high estrogen and polyphenol content in the shell, rich in minerals, and high fruit compared to other regions and Iranian products, so it has excellent medicinal properties and quality.