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Different Lucky Fruits and Foods

Updated on December 27, 2012

Foods don’t only satiate hunger but it also provide essential nutrients to live. Foods also provide us with energy to perform our everyday tasks.

Once we have series of foods served on our palate we cannot help ourselves to be enveloped with such tremendous joy and delight.

Ah, how would you feel if an expensive meal which sounds like Mediterranean or French is served to you in a silver platter?

Can you resist the temptation of everything that is sweet and melts in your mouth, for instance like the famous “Black Forest” and “Rocky Road?”

How about the delicacy which is the pride and joy of your place, town, state or country?

There is no doubt that food is important to all people across the planet.

But living is not as easy ABC, as everybody must strive to thrive to satisfy an assortment of needs and wants.

To live one must work hard and earn an income. Thus, money is a necessity for the vast majority and acquiring it with luck comes into the picture.

Though I don’t believe in such thing as luck, since on my opinion an individual will obtain the break he deserve with sheer guts, wit, talent, staying power, determination and among other factors.

But many believe on luck and some would even keep a lucky charm every time they are in pursuit of obtaining success or good results.

And foods are not exempted from possessing luck. Yes, foods that provide life force may bring luck according to old traditions and superstitions of the Chinese folks and people from four corners of the world especially in greeting the New Year’s Eve. For instance laying on the table 12 different kinds of fruits and ham is said to bring prosperity and gold health in welcoming the New Year’s Eve.

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Here is a short list of foods that are believed to bring luck, prosperity or abundance

Ring-shaped pastries - Doughnuts or bagels which are shaped like rings are believed by some people to symbolize the coming year in full circle and are thought to bring luck. These ring-shaped goodies are usually accompanied with chocolate coins and round-shape candies with gold wrapper.

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Pineapples and apples – The Chinese word “Ong lai” (pineapple in English) which means “good coming your way” and the apple has always been connected with peace, good health and harmony in home.

Grapes, oranges, pomelos – In some traditions people eat 12 grapes at 12:00 AM, one for each month of the coming year and if the grape taste sweet it will be a good month otherwise it is not.

Oranges and tangerines – People in China are fond of oranges and tangerines since these fruits bear the Chinese words that sound like luck and wealth.

Grapes, oranges and pomelo photo

Noodles – Noodles are meant to represent long life and one must be mindful not to break it as they eat the noodles. In the Philippines, however, the majority of people here eat “pancit,” believing they will live longer and healthier during the New Year’s Day and birthdays.

Buddhist monks eat a type of crunchy noodles at the stroke of the midnight on New Year’s Day and the bells in Buddhist temple are rung 108 bells.

Chinese believe that noodles symbolize longevity and should be intact when cooked without cutting it. In Chinese superstition cutting noodles may bring bad luck.

Fried pork cutlet
Fried pork cutlet

Pork – Pig’s meat symbolize prosperity in numerous cultures and for this reason pork is present in many dishes during the New Year’s feast.

Pigs are thought to usher in luck since they root forward, symbolizing progress and the fatty meat would translate to fattened wallets.

Fish – The word fish “Yu” in Chinese is equivalent to wish and abundance. Hence, it is usual to see cultures serving fish on their table during the New Year’s Feast since this will bring prosperity in the coming year. The fish must be intact from head to tail, to symbolize good start and end for the coming year.

Chinese "tikoy"

"Nian gao" in Chinese or "tikoy" in the Philippines - this glutinous rice food which is made up of rice and some sweets is thought to make relationship between family members stronger when served during the Chinese New Years Day.

Verdict: Whether these foods are lucky or not, you are still the winner since most of these foods are not only fun to eat but are also loaded with nutrients which our body needs!

Happy New Year and wishing you all good health!


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      Hosam 3 years ago

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      Tripti 3 years ago

      Now if it was like some of the festivals in Spain... they bring in trkcus filled with peas, which the drunken young Pea Enthusiasts then proceed to throw at each other.Well, I'd all for that.The modern frozen baby peas are pretty popular in our house. Our kids will pour them cold into a bowl and snack on them.And a "Pie Floater" is popular here. A meat pie swimming in mushy canned peas. All your meat and vegetables in a convenient pre-chewed form.