Thursday, October 2, 2008


The pomegranate is native from the Himalayas, Iran, and northern India. The pomegranate is sited in many different religions as well as Greek mythology. 

According to one myth, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades, ruler of the Underworld, to be his wife. It was the rule of the Fates that anyone who consumed food or drink in the Underworld would spend an eternity there. While Persephone was prisoner, Hades tricked her into eating four pomegranate seeds and she was condemned to spend four months out of the year in the Underworld.

It is a personal preference as to whether or not to eat the whole pomegranate seed. Generally, people eat the arils (juice sacs) and discard the seed. Most of the fiber comes from that little seed. Although the juice is a good source of Vitamin C & potassium, majority of the calories come from sugar.

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