EN on Foods
December 2002 Issue
Pomegranates Give the Gift of Antioxidants
The Folklore: Bursting with seeds, the pomegranate has long been a symbol of fertility, hope, beauty and prosperity. Legend has it that human beings become immortal by eating its seeds. In Greek mythology, Persephone was so tempted by the luscious fruit while she was captive in the Underworld that she ate six seeds, destining the earth to six months of winter every year. The fruitís name means "seeded apple." Some religious scholars believe that a pomegranate was the true forbidden
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