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  Exotic fruits: Pomegranates 13 Oct 2005  
Good for the heart - and for the sex life

Pomegranates are the new wonderfood – full of vitamins and antioxidants, good for the heart – and for the sex life.  Over the centuries, poets and writers have extolled their beauty, their goodness and their sensuality.

In the first of a new series about exotic fruit, Clare Jenkins talks to the academic Robert Palter and other lovers of this ruby red fruit for a journey into the heart of the pomegranate.

Robert Palter’s book, The Duchess of Malfi’s Apricots and Other Literary Fruits, is published by South Carolina University Press

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