Almonds or to be precise, Jordan almonds is what A stands for in today’s prompt. Love them! They are so pretty to me has well has the taste , lol! Prefect for Spring! Here is a list of a few facts about them I found at richmond.com
“Also known as “dragees” or “Italian confetti,” Jordan almonds date back to 1350, when they’re mentioned in Giovanni Boccaccio’s “Decameron,” a collection of novellas. Ancient Romans used to celebrate momentous occasions, such as births and marriages, with this confetti. Until the start of the Renaissance, when sugarcane was introduced into European kitchens, Jordan almonds were made with honey. In lieu of almonds, sometimes dried fruits, aromatic seeds or cinnamon sticks were covered with a hard coating of sugar, and these delicacies were served at many important banquets.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the name Jordan almond may have originated from the French word “jardin,” which means garden. Others say Jordan almonds resemble a variety of almond that grows along the Jordan River in Palestine. Nowadays, the term “Jordan almonds” is used to describe any and all candy-coated almonds.
In Greece, where Jordan almonds are known as “koufeta,” tradition suggests that when a female guest places the packet of almonds under her pillow she will dream about the man she will marry.
In Middle Eastern countries, Jordan almonds are considered an aphrodisiac.“ Learn something everyday 😊.