Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Pomegranates are a popular fruit in Jewish tradition.  The main reason (besides the fact that they are delicious!) is that they have a lot of seeds, and the story was that a pomegranate has 613 seeds just like there are 613 mitzvot in the Torah.

Some researchers that clearly did not have anything more interesting to do (and who are not affiliated with anything Jewish as far as I know) counted the seeds in 206 pomegranates, from US, Singapore, Iran, Spain, Turkey, and Brazil.  The average number of seeds was (drumroll please!) ...

613  !!!
for more information, see the article:  pomegranate article

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