Pomegranate Power

The sweet, tart red fruit has ancient roots. Can it make a modern splash?

Celebrated in mythology, literature and art, the pomegranate has a noble history. Along with the citrus and the peach, it's one of the three blessed fruits in Buddhism. Some have suggested that it was a pomegranate, not an apple, that led to the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. And in Greek mythology, Persephone was sentenced to six months a year in the underworld for eating just six pomegranate seeds.

But in modern times the fruit, with its sticky, jewel-like seeds, has not attained much popularity in the U.S.--until now. In season through December, pomegranates are peaking...

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