Where did they come from

I was at Sprouts the other day when I came across Jordan almonds in Christmas colors.

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Which got me curious. Where did this tradition come from and why is it usually associated with weddings?

Apparently, the hard sugar-coated almonds date back to the introduction of sugarcane to Europe. Before that, there was fruit or honeyed covered almonds that are recorded back to the ancient Roman period.

And still they were associated with weddings. Apparently, to remind the bride and groom of the good and bad times ahead (sweet and bitter).

They were also eaten in odd numbers to symbolized the equal bond between husband, wife, and their children (in 3s) or when in 5s wishing the couple— Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life.

Until next time

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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