I’ve enjoyed ob’eh anar, freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, from street stalls all over Tehran; some are even open through the night, especially in summer, to refresh late night workers and people on their way home from an evening out. Pomegranates are native to Iran and steeped in symbolism, representing fertility, life and rebirth because of their many seeds. They’re traditionally eaten on the winter solstice, yalda, which means rebirth as it’s the longest night of the year and the turning point where days start to get longer and light wins its ancient battle over darkness.
Use fresh pomegranate juice to make this deliciously simple pomegranate sorbet.
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