The Pomegranate has long been a symbol of womanhood, as well as a symbol of fertility and beauty. Pomegranate is best-known from the story of the Greek goddess Persephone. With its many seeds, it is tart and sweet to the taste, and snappy to the tongue. As for the cacao nibs, these were a gift of virility from the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl, now considered healthful and important. Two continents, one ancient time period.