filed in Cultural and Religious on Aug.02, 2010
It is hard to single strain when talking about Jewish eating habits and diet. It is because of Jews are spread around the world and their lives are associated with different cultures and customs of the regions. Eating habits of each Jew is according to its host country culture and customs whether he lives in Africa, Egypt and any other. In order to understand the eating habits of Jews, we have to consider what their dietary laws are and how they work? In Jewish Hebrew language, Kashrut is the word used for Jewish eating. The means of this word are their food is good, healthy and fit for consumption. They pray to God for providing them with food after eating their meal. It is part of their religion.
It is the most critical part of Jewish lives that they don’t mix meat with other food when cooking. They use different sets of cookware for avoiding combination of meat with other foods. They consider all fruits and vegetables Kosher so eat them confidently. They also avoid using bugs when prepare their food. Meat is also used by Jewish but after making sure that it is free from blood. It is often considered that Jewish eating is hard to take up but they are very simple in preparing and eating food.
General Rules of Jewish Eating
- Animals eaten by Jewish are slaughtered according to Jewish laws.
- Certain animals are forbidden by Jewish laws and their organs, milk and eggs are also forbidden to eat.
- They don’t eat grape products made by non-Jews.
- Pork is not used by Jewish.
- Jewish also like to enjoy their traditional food like many other ethic groups. Their traditional foods include lox, bagels, blintzes and matzo.
- Specific holidays food is also enjoyed by Jewish.
Jewish strictly obey their religious instructions regarding eating and food.