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Peeling Back the Truth on Pomegranates

Unusually for a fruit, the pomegranate is prized for its seeds and juice rather than flesh

• Meaning seeded apple in Latin, the pomegranate may have been the forbidden fruit eaten by Adam and Eve

• Nutrition: pomegranate is an all-rounder providing significant amounts of all essential vitamins, with the seeds a source of dietary fiber

• There are more than 750 varieties of pomegranate

• In some Indian Hindu traditions pomegranates symbolize prosperity, and fertility and are associated with the earth Goddess Bhoomidevi

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