November 25, 2013

How Many Seeds Does A Pomegranate Have?

Pomegranates are curious fruits - apple-sized, red in color, and containing hundreds of pitch-red juicy seeds. Bitter-sweet in taste, depending on ripeness, puts these delightful transparent fragilities in-between grapefruits and red grapes.

Sources are in disagreement about how many seeds a pomegranate holds. Some sources fix the number to exactly 613, some allow for an error of +/- 200, yet others believe that all pomegranates have the exact same number of seeds. It is certainly possible to disprove the first and third of these.

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