Myrtle Origins and Varieties
Native to the Old World, myrtle was cultivated in ancient times by the Romans, Greeks, and others. Numerous varieties of this plant are available.
Pomegranate in the Islamic World
The pomegranate is mentioned in the Koran. It occurs when there is a description of "heavenly paradise."
Harvesting and Using Salsify
Salsify is a winter root crop that is best harvested after a frost. It has many uses in the kitchen.
Culinary Uses for Pomegranates
Pomegranates are very versatile fruits with many culinary uses. They're typically made into juice or eaten fresh. The seeds are also edible.
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