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 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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Banana

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.

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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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Cherry

Small yet succulent, cherries are an interesting fruit from a symbolic perspective. Separate and distinct from cherry blossoms, the fruit has its own set of meanings, many of which are starkly different from the flower that precedes it.

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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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Cornucopia

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.

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Dates

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.

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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

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.

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Honey

The cultural importance of honey is based, in large part, on its sweet flavor. While some symbolic meanings of this foodstuff are easy to understand, others may come as quite a surprise.

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