8 Facts About Pomegranates

20 Facts About Pomegranates 1

Our favourite ruby red fruit has a lot to say for itself…

1. The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds.

2. The city of Granada, Spain is named after the Spanish word for pomegranate, “granada.” The city’s heraldic device is the pomegranate.

3. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East.

4. In the Qur’an, pomegranates are named as one of the fruits that will grow in the gardens of paradise.

5. In Hinduism, the pomegranate symbolizes prosperity and fertility.

6. In early English, the pomegranate was called the “apple of Grenada.”

7. Pomegranates belong to the berry family.

8. Many scholars believe it was a pomegranate rather than an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

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