Biblical Almond Mix

$7.47

A collection of almonds as eaten by ancient civilizations: cinnamon-covered, sugar coated dragees, and raw. Comes in a bottle with an attractive label telling the story. Fun and healthy addition to the holiday sweets. Approximately 4.5 ounces.

A Bit of History

The almond, the first tree to flower in the Middle East and Mediterranean, has long been a symbol of good beginnings, hence its use at weddings and other occasions. It appears in ancient writings, and has prominence in the Old Testament of the Bible.  This collection includes a variety of almonds eaten from around 2000 BCE – 300 CE.  Cane sugar was used during Biblical times, although to a lesser extent than sugar from fruits.

“And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacke to witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossom, and yielded almonds.”  Numbers 17:1–8

 

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