Flavor of the Month: Pomegranate

Pom FOM

1. Pomegranate Salsa | 2. Cucumber Pomegranate Cocktail | 3. Pomegranate Kiwi Ice Cream  4. Citrus, Chicken, and Goat Cheese Pizza | 5. Double Chocolate Pomegranate Cupcakes
6. Coconut, Pomegranate, and Lime Kanten

While there are many exciting events in February, Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. In honor of love, one of the major associations of Valentine’s Day, pomegranate is February’s Flavor of the Month.

Did you know that in certain cultures, pomegranates symbolize love and fertility? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the pomegranate fruit is referenced. In Act 3, Scene 5, Juliet says to Romeo, “Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day. / It was the nightingale, and not the lark, / That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. / Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree. / Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.” In this section, pomegranate symbolizes love – from true love to innocent love to forbidden love.

Pomegranates are not only delicious, but they have a beautiful red color that makes the seeds stand out in meals and desserts. If you’re looking to make a treat for yourself, to cook a meal for a loved one, or just to eat this sweet fruit’s seeds on its own, pomegranates provide diverse and tasty flavors that you’ll absolutely loveWill you eat pomegranate this month?

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