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Ancient Egypt Food facts


 It is interesting to study the food habits of ancient Egyptians, among other aspects of their living. It is surprising that, ful medammes,the bean dish which is now the National Dish of Egypt was eaten in the Pharaonic periods.

The ancient Egyptians ate with their hands. Egyptian food recipes were influenced by factors like foreign invasion, foreign trade. Main influence to Egyptian cuisine came from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. 
 
Ancient Egypt Food
 
 Ancient Egypt Food
 
Cooking was done by housewives in ordinary families and servants in richer families. Kitchen tools like mortars were also used. Melokhya which is a soup made from a leafy green summer vegetable was a traditional dish in Egypt.
 

Ancient Egypt Food diet


The basic diet of the population has remained the same for a long time. The diet of ancient Egyptians consisted of bread and beer with vegetables such as onions, garlic, fruits such as date and fig. Meat, fish and poultry consumed even were either with salt or dried, cooked or roasted, grilled or even.
 
 Social status of an individual is a decisive factor in the food he can eat. What the ancient Egyptians ate varied depending of their social and financial status. If you are rich, you are made available better food.

The wealthy could afford a large variety of food while the poor were forced to stick to normal food, they could afford. Beer and wine were the usual beverages for all classes.

The diet of the poor was bread, onions and fish again. The beer was a drink that is normally consumed. The meat was rarely consumed. However, these restrictions do not appear in the case of the rich. They usually have more than fifteen types of bread. 
 
 
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Ancient Egypt Food Meat


 Several types of meats were eaten. Cattle beef was commonly eaten by the rich, along with sheep or goat, while the poor often ate geese, ducks and other fowl.Even when the other regions were affected by famines, the people of Egypt were secured because the Nile was there to feed the people.

Animals such as cattle, goats and sheep were the main source of obtaining meat. Fish and poultry were consumed by the people. Fish and meat were stored by methods like salting.
 
  Ancient Egypt Food
 
Ancient Egypt Food
 
Egyptian farming and agriculture flourished because of the Nile river. Ancient Egyptians mainly grew wheat and barley.  Beans was another main crop they grew. they used wheat to bake bread.

Bread was different from the breads we eat today.The hard and gritty bread was very dangerous to their teeth. But it was the stable food of many Egyptians. The most common type of bread is a pita type made either with refined white flour called aysh shami, or with coarse, whole wheat, aysh baladi.There were more than thirty different shapes of bread.

Ancient Egypt Food

Ancient Egypt Food

Ancient Egypt Food


They used barley to make beer Beer was an ancient national drink in Egypt and it was stored in special beer jars. Spices were added to it for improving the taste. Wine was the drink for the rich and it was made from vineyards.

The rich man also had the luxury of eating dates, grapes, melons, apricots and pomegranates. Banquets were held by the rich as butter and cheese was served. They also had dancers who entertained guests.

 Fruits are eaten as dessert after a meal with many other sweet dishes that Egyptians excel at making. The fruits the Egyptians ate were dates, grapes, pomegranate, peaches, watermelon etc. although the nature of the fruit varied with the prevailing season and agriculture.
 

Ancient Egypt Food Vegetables


Vegetables constitute the main ingredient of most Egyptian dishes in additions to meat (beef and chicken). Strong-tasting vegetables like onion were liked by them.They also ate peas and beans, lettuce, cucumbers and leeks. Vegetables were often served with oil and vinegar dressing.

Ancient Egypt Food sweets and desserts

Extracted honey bees has been used instead of sugar. becouse there was no sugar. Basbousa, a type of sweet, Baklawah, Um Aly, a raisin cake, Konafa, Katayef were the sweet deserts of ancient Egypt.


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Ancient Egypt Food


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Ancient Egypt Food

Ancient Egypt Food


Ancient Egypt Food


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