P is for Pomegranate
Pomegranates, called rom-mahn in Arabic (رُمّان), are not native to Egypt but have been cultivated here since ancient times. And they are one of my favorite late-summer fruits! A young Bedouin neighbor brought this one over the other day. My instructions were just to open it for him, but I decided to grab a few shots (and nibbles!) in the process. I’m pretty sure the pomegranates were gift to the young boy from the vendor selling fruits from a truck on our street. It was rather on the small side and quite tart, but the boys enjoyed their snack nonetheless. 🙂
Read more about pomegranates in ancient Egypt here.