Lentil symbolism

Fun fact! In Jewish culture, lentils are an important food to serve during mourning ceremonies because their round shape symbolizes the cycle of life. In Italy and Hungary, lentils are consumed on New Year’s Eve to bring about wealth and prosperity because lentils are shaped like coins.

In Jewish culture, lentils are an important food to serve during mourning ceremonies because their round shape symbolizes the cycle of life. In Italy and Hungary, lentils are consumed on New Year’s Eve to bring about wealth and prosperity because lentils are shaped like coins.

Source: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/DocumentLibrary/plantguide/pdf/pg_lecu2.pdf