We Still Eat These 8 Foods Mentioned in the Bible Today


Bread has been a staple food since Biblical times, symbolizing spiritual sustenance and essential in Middle Eastern diets, as referenced in John 6:35.


Mentioned a few times in the Bible, such as in 1 Samuel 17:18, cheese was a basic food item that predates modern variations like cheddar and mozzarella.


Olives and olive oil were crucial in Biblical times for cooking and anointing. Today, they are valued for their healthy fats, antioxidants, and use in salads and dishes.


Biblical diets included figs, which are high in fiber and vitamins. Today, figs are eaten fresh, dried, or on desserts.


Grapes were mentioned in 1 Chronicles 16:3 as one of Israel's seven fruits and for winemaking. Grapes are a favorite food and winemaking ingredient.


Pomegranates symbolized justice and were utilized in decorations and meals, as in Exodus 28:33–34.


Legumes, a protein source, were utilized in stews and in Genesis 25:29–34, where Esau traded his birthright for lentil pottage. They're still a popular meat alternative.


Jesus' fish miracle proves fish was a Biblical staple. Modern tilapia, the wonder fish, is popular for protein and omega-3s.