Other Fruits

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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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Fruit essences are made from the juice of certain fruits, especially strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates, which are useful as flavorings for fruit compotes, pastries, and cocktails and lend an appealing pink tinge. The beautiful pomegranate, native to Persia, appears in ancient Greek, Hebrew, Egyptian, and Arab mythology and is still important to the cuisines of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Fresh pomegranate juice can be concentrated and sweetened to make grenadine syrup to color and flavor cocktails.