Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Linnaeus, botanist and naturalist, had called it Punica granatum, thinking it was of origin

African; it seems that the Romans had discovered the pomegranate in Carthage and had not hesitated to

define it as the tastiest fruit in the Mediterranean; however, the pomegranate comes from Afghanistan and Persia. It is customary for Turkish brides to throw a fruit on the ground

and it is said that these will have as many children as there are grains from the broken fruit. In Dalmatia, tradition has it that the groom transfers from the garden of the

father-in-law to his a pomegranate plant. The fruit is a symbol of fertility and richness due to the considerable number of grains contained within it. In the floral language, due to its bright color, it expresses ardent love. Finally, there are those who believe that the Roman, counterweight to the steelyard, derives its shape and name from the fruit of the pomegranate; in Portuguese, in fact, roman means pomegranate. For this reason, another value attributed to the fruit and the plant is that of justice and balance.


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