Lintong Pomegranate
http://en.cnwest.com   2008-03-11 10:44:18  

 
Pomegranate is a kind of refined fruit with light-red-colored fragrant flower, which has chosen to be the Xian City Flower. Its long history said that pomegranate was initially grown in Central Asia and was introduced to China by Zhang Qian, who was an envoy to the Western Regions in the Western Han Dynasty. 2000 years of propagation and cultivation developed it into nationwide grown fruit. Still the most outstanding produce is from Lintong. Two sorts present us to choose: sweet and sour. Both of them are juicy, red, and big with thin peel. Acid-juicy flesh with big granule that can be stored longer; the sweet one deserves its name of “Candy Pomegranate”. Lintong Fire-Crystal Persimmons Its name is derived from the red-fired flesh and crystal-like coverage. The fire-cystal persimmons rank No.1 in quality. Flat circular-shaped persimmons with thin peel and sweet pulp but no seed are in extensive use. They could relieve the stomach problems and constipation, stop bleeding, lower blood pressure for medicinal value as well for the tonic effect; wine, vinegar and famous panckes are made.

   Editor: 安昕    Source: Xi'an custom