K1 and husband paid us a surprise visit this weekend. They are amazing cooks and they love to introduce new foods to the kids (and us grown-ups). Yesterday they cut open a pomegranate and dug out the seeds and shared them with everyone. The seeds are a delicious alternative to nuts and are rich in antioxidants.
|pomegranate seeds in salad with N's fabulous dijon vinaigrette|
Of course pomegranates are one of the oldest fruits known to man. They originated in Persia and has been valued for their beauty as well as their taste since ancient times. In the early Renaissance, fruit in art works had symbolic value. The pomegranate represented eternal life.
|Botticelli, Madonna of the Pomegranate, 1487|
In China, the pomegranate is a symbol of fertility and numerous offspring.
Martha Stewart has some great pomegranate recipes...check them out...they look delish for the holidays.