The pomegranate (Punica Granatum) is the fleshy fruit of the pomegranate, a tree that grows in tropical and subtropical areas. It is a globular fruit and a size somewhat larger than the apple. It has a thick orange-brown bark, inside which there are multiple red seeds separated by membranous partitions. These seeds are imbued with a juicy, refreshing pulp with a bittersweet flavor. As the fruit matures, the peel cracks and shows its seeds. There are also smaller varieties that do not contain seeds inside.