Spa Cuisine: Pomengranate Quick Facts
- The ancient Egyptians were buried with pomegranates, and the Babylonians believed that chewing the seeds of the fruit before battle made them invincible.
- Pomegranate juice is used for natural dyeing of nonsynthetic fabrics.
- Grenada, an island nation off the coast of South America, was named after the Spanish and French word for pomegranate.
- The pomegranate gave its name to the hand grenade due to its shape and size, and to the garnet for its color.
- The red flowers from the pomegranate bush are called balaustine.
- In the summer of 2006, Starbucks introduced a pomegranate frappuccino because of the fruit’s popularity in American markets.