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HERBS OF EGYPT

Here’s a fun fact sheet about ancient Egyptian foods, cosmetics and herbs:

EGYPTIAN FOODS:

Barley (used for breads and fermented for beer which was a very popular beverage) dates, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, courgette, watermelon, chick peas, ful beans, lentils, papyrus shoots, raisins, fig, pomegranates, plum, mandrake fruit, lotus, salt, olive oil, honey and vinegar. Popular herbs were parsley, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, caraway, rosemary, sage, mint, cinnamon and carob.

COSMETICS:

PERFUMES:

HERBS OF MUMMIFICATION

MEDICINAL HERBS (Egyptian name follows)