EN on Foods

February 2010 Issue

Pomegranates, Winter’s Ruby Nutrient Gems

The Folklore. The pomegranate has been cherished as a symbol of celebration in many cultures over the centuries. For example, in a Turkish wedding the new bride throws a pomegranate to the ground and the number of seeds that spill out predicts how many children she will bear. Based on excavations from the Early Bronze Age, the pomegranate is believed to be one of the first cultivated fruits.

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