The pomegranate, a Persian native, is one of the oldest fruits known to man and was highly esteemed by the Israelites. Pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, because it is said to have 613 seeds which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah. It speaks of God’s favor exhibited, in fruitfulness and abundance.

Nu 13:23 “They came to the valley of Eshkol…they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs.”