The foods illustrated above are among those which have been cultivated and consumed by humans as early as 8500 B.C. These foods are historically significant, as they helped to sustain and promote the growth of early societies and have had a major impact on human development, culture and heritage. The ancient symbol of the caduceus represents medicine and extends upward with imagery of current global foods, botanical treasures and modern day super foods.
Casava root, Italian parsley, red, purple, Idaho, Yukon Gold potato, zucchini, nasturtium, Mimolette cheese, lemon, lime, ginger root, summer squash, avocado, black pepper, tomato, vanilla flower, kiwi, almond, red chile pepper, okra, carrot, sugar cane, blueberries, Chinese long beans, sugar cane, artichoke, barley, blackberries, strawberries, coconut, millet, red onion, shiitake mushroom, seaweed, purple cauliflower, flax flowers, coffee beans, honeycomb, bees & pollen, scallion, collard green, artichoke, papaya, sockeye salmon, rice, garlic, beet greens, eggs, bok choy, Swiss chard, Russian kale, wheat, star fruit, ackee, corn.
Hippocrates of Kos – Classical Greek Philosopher c.460 B.C. – c.370 B.C.
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Abstract Original Watercolor By: Dr. Hilary Costello © 2017