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by Lynn F Medley April. 07, 2019 207 views

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 😊.

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Olga Helys 6 months, 1 week ago

woooooooow
Eastern soon!
Nice

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Olga Helys 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you!

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Bob Rosenberg 6 months, 1 week ago

Very interesting story, Lynn.  I'd be happy to munch a few of those almonds.  Unless of course you put a chocolate bunny next to that basket.  Then to heck with the almonds.  grinning

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Bob Rosenberg 6 months, 1 week ago

🤣

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Russell Smith 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for the info I managed to learn a bit more today :) . The rabbit reminds me of one that my grandmother had that would sit on the side table around Easter :)

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Russell Smith 6 months, 1 week ago

Welcome! Hope it is a sweet memory 😊

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful! And thanks for the info, another learning moment for me. Didn't even know they were called Jordan, let alone the rest of the background information.

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! 😊

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

Since rabbits are known for their "randiness", there may be a grain of truth to Jordan Almonds being aphrodisiacal....
Lovely camera work here!

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lynn F Medley Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months, 1 week ago

🤣true! And thank you!

6 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Lynn F Medley 6 months, 1 week ago

My Pleasure!

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