Pomegranates for Rosh Hashanah

This evening is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Sweet dishes with apples and honey are often associated with Rosh Hashanah (for a sweet new year), but another fruit has close associations with the holiday: the pomegranate. Historically eaten throughout the Mediterranean, the pomegranate is traditionally eaten on the 2nd night of Rosh Hashanah to symbolize a “new fruit” that has not been eaten yet this season. We love pomegranates, so we think they’d be a sweet way to start a new year. Pomegranates work well in sweet or savory dishes, as demonstrated by the following festive recipes: Pomegranate and carrot pilaf, Pomegranate SaladPomegranate Laquered Chicken, Pomegranate Ice Cream, Apple-Pomegranate Galette and Pomegranate-glazed apple cake.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate by Chany Crystal

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