Food Symbols and Symbolism

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Symbols in this category:

Apple

One of the most symbolic of all fruits, apples have held a central place in the traditions of many different cultures.

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Badatz Kashrus Symbol

The Edah HaChareidis, (lit. "Haredi Community"), also known as the Edah for short and popularly as the Badatz, is a prominent Orthodox Jewish communal organization based in Jerusalem, Israel.

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BC Kosher

The BC Kosher emblem is an internationally recognized trademark of BC Kosher Supervision, one of the primary kosher certification agencies.

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British Egg Industry Council Symbol

The British Egg Industry Council is an organisation set up in 1986 to represent the British egg industry. It currently has 11 member organisations including the British Egg Products Association, the National Farmers Union and the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association. The BEIC operates the British Egg Information Service, which promotes the consumption of eggs to the public.

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Chicago Rabbinical Council Symbol

The Chicago Rabbinical Council (or cRc) is the largest regional Orthodox rabbinical organization in America, located in Chicago, Illinois.

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Coconut

Usually associated with tropical climates, elaborate cocktails and high-calorie pastries, the coconut also has cultural symbolism on a more esoteric level.

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EarthKosher symbol

EarthKosher is a kosher certification agency.

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Fig

As one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world, the fig is a potent symbol in many cultures.

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Food safe symbol

The international symbol for food safe material is a wine glass and a fork symbol.

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Garlic

Since it possesses a rather pungent aroma that can linger around long after its preparation, garlic is not a popular vegetable with many people. This smell, however, is one of the primary reasons behind garlic’s symbolic meaning, and the importance of the vegetable is such that it has been held in high esteem for many centuries.

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Honey

While the rich sweetness of honey accounts for part of its symbolic importance, there are multiple meanings attached to this foodstuff, some of which may come as a surprise to many people.

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Kitemark

The Kitemark was originally conceived in 1903 as a symbol to identify products manufactured to meet British Standards' specifications. ‘Kitemark’ came from the kite shape of the graphic device which was drawn up – an uppercase B (for British) on its back, over an S (for standard), enclosed by two lines.

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Maize (Corn)

For many of the native peoples of the Americas, maize is one of the most prominent symbols found throughout their cultures. While commonly referred to as “corn” by many people today, in this article “maize” will be used exclusively to avoid any confusion.

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Mango

Juicy, sweet and a perfect messy handful, mangoes have been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. They have been a culinary staple in everything from spicy condiments to sweet pastries to alcoholic beverages, and their importance doesn’t stop there; the mango is a highly symbolic fruit, particularly in India, where it plays a role in numerous religious and cultural traditions.

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OK Kosher Symbol

The kosher symbol of OK (Organized Kashrut)

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Orange (fruit)

This brightly colored citrus fruit was first cultivated in eastern Asia, but since has spread to many other parts of the world. While both the fruit itself and the peel are used in a variety of culinary traditions, oranges are also imbued with several different symbolic meanings.

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Orthodox Union Symbol

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), more popularly known as the Orthodox Union (OU), is one of the oldest Orthodox Jewish organizations in the United States. It is best known for its kosher food preparation supervision service. Its circled-U symbol, Ⓤ, a hechsher, is found on the labels of many commercial and consumer food products.

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Peach

In Chinese culture, peaches hold an exalted status, since they are strongly associated with the heavens and with eternal life.

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Plum

The plum is an important symbolic fruit in parts of eastern Asia.

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Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a fruit with a very long history, both as a culinary staple and as a cultural symbol.

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Restaurant

A restaurant (pron.: /ˈrɛstərənt/ or /ˈrɛstərɒnt/; French: [ʁɛs.to.ʁɑ̃] ( listen)) is a business establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money.

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Star-D Symbol

Star-D Kosher Certification, also known as the Vaad Hakashrus of Baltimore, is a kashrus certifying agency based in Baltimore, Maryland under the administration of Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, with the involvement of many other rabbis (see list of rabbis).

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Star-K Symbol

Star-K Kosher Certification, also known as the Vaad Hakashrus of Baltimore, is a kashrus certifying agency based in Baltimore, Maryland under the administration of Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, with the involvement of many other rabbis.

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Triangle-K certification

Triangle K is a kosher supervision and certification organization under the leadership of Rabbis Jehoseph H. and Aryeh R. Ralbag.

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Wheat

Perhaps more than any other grain, wheat has established a reputation as both a culinary staple and a cultural symbol. It has been cultivated since the very beginning of human history and today is one of the most widely grown crops on the face of the earth.

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