Almonds and Walnuts

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Almonds and Walnuts in the Sofreh Aghd


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Nuts – plain, salted, sweetened and decorated – are beloved by Iranians, and that love is by no means restricted to almonds and walnuts. Those two are traditionally present on the Sofreh, but it is a wise and gracious host that adds hazelnuts and pecans and nuts in abundance of every variety. Indeed nuts are a symbol of abundance and renewal, and represent health and nourishment for the body, plus the wish that there will always be healthy food in the home of the couple.

Is any nut better left off the table? Yes:  the cheaper, store-bought varieties. It is highly unlikely that you will ever see salted peanuts or anything remotely resembling “junk food,” however much otherwise indulged in on a Sofreh Aghd.

Nuts do not only convey financial or personal abundance. According to some interpretations, nuts also represent good wishes for the fertility for the couple and a hope for the blessing of children upon the marriage as well. A basket of unshelled nuts is the particular symbol of this wish.

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Christen Flack Behzadi, MD, is the author of the internationally selling book The Persian Wedding Book.   She live in Houston, Texas, with her beloved husband, Dr. Pedram Behzadi, M.D.

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