How do pomegranates grow? What do pigs have to do with truffles? Are oysters really farmed? What makes these foods romantic?
Although it seems an exotic fruit, pomegranates do grow in California. The inside of the pomegranate is full of seeds called arils. The seed is surrounded by a glistening red pocket of juice which is sweet and tart.
What makes them romantic? Often called “Aphrodite’s fruit,” these bright gems support blood flow!
Opening a pomegranate can be tricky…so here is a trick to open a pomegranate!
2. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate starts as a pod on the cacao tree found in tropical environments. Discover how we go from pod to bar.
What makes chocolate romantic? Dark chocolate has been shown to increase dopamine, a chemical which makes you feel happy.
Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside. Strawberries are usually hand-picked. They are also members of the rose family (so they were bound to be romantic!)
What makes strawberries romantic? Strawberries have loads of vitamin C which helps with blood flow! They are also a lovely romantic red color!
The vanilla plant is the only orchid plant that grows fruit. The plant itself is a vine, but the vanilla we know and love is the bean/fruit of the plant. Processing (blanching, drying and more) the bean can take over 9 months! That’s a labor of love.
Why is vanilla romantic? Legend! It is said that the first vanilla orchid sprouted from the blood of two star-crossed lovers.