POMEGRANATE The biblical fruit of knowledge – by Lance Seeto

POMEGRANATE The biblical fruit of knowledge

Pomegranate_ImageLance Seeto
Sunday, April 19, 2015- The Fiji Times Online

Many people are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve’s fall from paradise in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, but some scholars now believe the unnamed forbidden fruit may not have been an apple, but instead was more likely to be the red pomegranate.

Do you recognise this red/orange coloured fruit? It is the pomegranate (pom-eeh-gran-at) or as many Indian readers will know as anaar. It is one of the first cultivated fruits thought to have originated from the ancient Middle Eastern kingdom of Iran, and then travelled to northern India and throughout the Mediterranean region.  

Spanish settlers introduced it to Latin America and California in 1769, and it is believed to have arrived to Fiji with the indentured Indian labourers.


A symbol of fertility and immortality throughout the ancient world, the pomegranate’s healing properties were discussed in one of the oldest medical texts, the Ebers papyrus from Egypt (circa 1500 BC).  [Read More]

Here are a couple of easy ways to open the fruit:-

POMEGRANATE OPENING – Awesome Pomegranate Technique

The BEST Pomegranate Technique (No Water Method) Quick Trick

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  • de castro  On 04/20/2015 at 6:04 am

    Pom grow wild on my farm in south Spain….next to olive almond and oranges….
    They winter well and flower march/April…..every year I discover new plants in the shade of my other trees…..have replanted many on river bank outside farm..
    can pick from late sep/Oct and store until next spring.

    Makes a tasty drink when liquified. Water sugar added.

    Even drop of fresh lemmon juice added

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