Food Symbols and Symbolism
This page lists all the various symbols in the Food Symbols and Symbolism category.
Symbols in this category:
First cultivated in Southeast Asia and New Guinea, the banana is now an important crop in many parts of the world. Although the symbolic meaning of the banana varies quite sharply from area to area, individual connotations can reveal important insights into the cultures from which they originate.
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.
The cornucopia is an interesting symbol; from its basic appearance down to the smallest detail, no two specimens are exactly alike. At the same time their symbolic meaning (which doesn’t take much imagination to figure out) is always the same, wherever and whenever they appear.
The cultivation of dates began over 5000 years ago, and the fruit is still an important foodstuff in many parts of the world. In terms of symbolism, the date has much in common with the fig, and aside from the fruit itself, date palm trees hold symbolic importance in their own right.
Garlic is not popular with many people, since it possesses a rather pungent aroma that can linger around long after its preparation. This smell, however, is one of the primary factors behind garlic’s symbolic meaning, and the reason it has been held in high esteem for many centuries.