What Is Pomegranate Extract (Punica granatum)? Pomegranate extract is from a deciduous shrub, Punica granatum, native to Iran and India. Pomegranates have been eaten for thousands of years and are a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean diet. Pomegranate Extract (Punica granatum) Benefits Pomegranate extract (Punica granatum) is highly nutritious, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and rich in antioxidants. Pomegranate extract also contains a powerful antioxidant, ellagic acid. Loaded with vitamins and minerals Rich in antioxidants Contains Ellagic acid Aids memory & cognition† Supports cardiovascular & heart function† Contributes to overall health & wellness† This product contains 40% ellagic acid.