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Do You Know the Truth About Pomegranates?

There is a popular TV commercial (aired in America) that says pomegranates are a food from the gods.  Who wouldn’t be tempted to believe that? These exotic fruits are a gorgeous ruby red, the insides look like jewels, their taste is sweet and delightful, and the juice is marvelous!  The pomegranates have a very colorful history and an interesting place in myths and legends.

“Based on excavations of the Early Bronze Age, it is believed that the pomegranate was one of the first cultivated fruits.”

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    In Persian mythology, warriors believed that eating pomegranates before going to battle would make them invincible.

    • True
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    Though it no longer exists, there are detailed records which describe this building. In the pillars of King Solomon’s temple, there were carved images of pomegranates.

    • True
    • False
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    In Jewish history, when Moses sent men to search out Canaan, the men brought back a cluster of grapes, figs and pomegranates.

    • True
    • False
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    During ancient times, pomegranates were widely cultivated in Palestine and Egypt.

    • True
    • False
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    In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, because the pomegranate has so many seeds, all three nations regarded this fruit as a symbol of fertility.

    • True
    • False
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    Galilee, the childhood home of Jesus, was beautiful and fertile, and olives and pomegranates were very common.

    • True
    • False
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    Pomegranate trees grow all over Asia and Africa; but horticulturists have proven that they can be grown in Texas, Arizona, California, and Florida.

    • True
    • False
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    The pomegranate was brought to America by the Spanish Conquistadores.

    • True
    • False

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