La Collina dei Melograni ("the Pomegranate Hill") came from a dream of its owner, Mario Promontorio.
Born in Rome in 1962 and raised there, he has always had a passion for nature and rediscovering the countryside, which he considers the basis for the rebirth of society.
The property, covering about 10 hectares, was purchased in 2014 and, with considerable effort, was first completely reclaimed both environmentally and structurally, then later converted into a fruit orchard.
The company aspires to a completely eco-sustainable future, especially from an energy perspective. For this reason, organic farming is the starting point for a natural approach to cultivation which respects nature, allowing consumers to rediscover the authentic flavours of the earth.
Our company is a family-run business with a keen eye for detail.
The business came about from the complete restoration of the previous building and is personally managed by the owner who, believing that he should look after his surroundings, has taken care of the plantation himself.
We believe that we will only leave the world a better place through a balanced approach that is respectful and in harmony with the resources nature offers us.
This is why we have chosen to embrace the organic method, which certainly requires a significant investment of time and money — more than conventional cultivation — but, in return, makes us feel that we have done our bit for the planet.
Difesa biologica antiparassitaria
Un frutto per la salute
L’albero del melograno
pianta rustica e robusta
The name "melagrana" derives from the Latin malum ("apple") and granatum ("with seeds").
The same origin can also be seen in other languages, as in the English word "pomegranate", and in the German word "Granatapfel" (apple with seeds).
In old English, it was known as the "apple of Grenada".
The name refers to the fruit's typical shape, made up of about 630 ruby-coloured grains or arils.
This fruit of extraordinary visual beauty has surprising properties and benefits for our body.
Some studies have called the pomegranate "the anti-cancer fruit" because of its exceptional antioxidant qualities.
Pomegranate is a source of minerals, particularly potassium (250 mg / 100 g of edible content) and phosphorus (22 mg / 100 g), but it also contains considerable amounts of sodium and magnesium.
Pomegranate is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, helpful for good digestion and protecting intestinal health.
The fruit is also associated with benefits in terms of weight reduction, cholesterol control, improved immune and circulation defences and protection against cancer, in particular that of the prostate and lymphoma.
Its regular consumption has also been associated with benefits against benign prostatic hyperplasia and diabetes.
Our cultivation, carried out with respect for the biorhythms of nature, enhances the fruit while preserving its natural flavour from contamination caused by pesticides, which are harmful to human health and to the plant itself.
Each tree has been carefully monitored at every stage of its growth, protected by agriculture which is attentive to detail.
One legend has it that the pomegranate was a prodigy of Mother Nature, from which everything originated and in which everything will end. Many ancient cultures – Greek, Hebrew, Christian and Babylonian – were attracted by the highly distinctive fruit and considered it a real miracle, almost an earthly testimony of higher beings. These beliefs were further reinforced by the plant's evident tenacity and survival in the face of adversity.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, considered the pomegranate fruit in his studies, praising its medicinal virtues, which were only later explored more thoroughly by modern science.