Spirit Food – Lentil

THE LENTIL ORIGIN Lentils have been farmed for over 10,000 years making them one of the oldest food sources in the world! Wild red lentils were first harvested as early as 9,000 BC. They originated in the Middle East and Central Asia. Archaeologist found huge…
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Spirit Food – Grape

THE GRAPE ORIGIN The earliest use of the grapevine was found in Sumeria. The most famous story we know today that includes the grape is going back over 2,000 years ago. Jesus turned the water into wine in the story of the Passion. The grapevine…

Spirit Food – Artichoke

ARTICHOKE ORIGIN The artichoke originates from the Mediterranean. It dates back to Sicily around 500BC where it was an expensive speciality which made its way through Naples and Florence. By the turn of the 18th Century, it was adopted by France as a culinary privilege that…
Spirit Food Spinach

Spirit Food – Spinach

SPINACH ORIGIN Spinach can be traced back to its origins in Persia. Since here it has made its way through the Mediterranean and become a staple for most meals in India. Spinach is low in calorie and high in nutrients making it an ideal food…

Spirit Food – Almond

ALMOND   ORIGIN It is native to Syria and Palestine. It is the oldest nut tree on record and is a member of the rose family. In the Christian tradition, the almond signifies divine favour and approval, and the purity of the Virgin. As the…

Spirit Food – Turmeric

TURMERIC ORIGIN Turmeric dating back nearly 4000 years. In Southeast Asia, turmeric has been used in Ayurveda medicine. It as a principal spice but also it is cultivated for medicinal use, and as a component in religious ceremonies. Turmeric is being recognised in modern medicine…
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Spirit Food – Banana

The name banana originates from the Arabic word ‘banan’ which, means finger. Its scientific name is 'musa sapientum', meaning “fruit of the wise men”. There is early written references to the banana in Sanskrit dating back to the year 500 BC. Bananas have been said to…

Spirit Food – Chickpea

ORIGIN The Chickpea or Garbanzo bean, as its better known originated around 3,000BC in the Mediterranean. It was one of the earliest areas to be cultivated in before becoming popular in Africa and India. Domesticated chickpeas have been found in Neolithic pottery in certain parts…
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Spirit Food – Fig

  ORIGIN The fig is one of the oldest plants on the planet, outdating wheat, barley and many other sources of nutrition humans consumed throughout time. The fig dates back to Africa, to prehistoric times when dinosaurs walked the land. The fig is best known…

Spirit Food – Basil

BASIL Origin Basil known as Holy Basil or Tulsi is a sacred plant with strong roots in India. It is worshipped in the morning and evening by Hindus all over the world. It is associated with Vishnu and Krishna and is used as a prime…

Spirit Food – Maca

  ORIGIN:  Maca originates from South America. It has been used by the Ancient Indians in Peru. It is dated back to over 3,800 years ago where it was used as a plant medicine. There is evidence of the Incan soldiers carrying maca into war…