GENESIS 1:29 "Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon
The face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree
Yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
According to Genesis 1:29, this is the actual diet given to man.
The following explanation of Genesis 1:29 is given according to foods as we know them today:
EVERY HERB BEARING SEED... (a seed plant which does not develop woody persistent tissue)
GRAINS - wheat, corn, barley, rice. FRUITS - citrus fruits, sweet fruits
SEEDS - sunflower, sesame, pumpkin seeds
LEGUMES - soybeans, lentils, peas, peanuts
JUICY FOODS CONTAINING SEED - squash, green beans, pumpkins,
Cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, etc.
After Adam sinned and was driven out of the Garden of Eden, and no longer had access to the wonderful tree of life. He had to gain his livelihood by tilling the earth, and the "herb of the field" (originally food for the animals) was added to his diet. (GENESIS 3:17-19).Those are
Leaf: beet greens, cabbage, collard, etc
Flower: broccoli, cauliflower.
Root: carrots, beets, potatoes, turnips, etc.
After that God gave man permission to eat animal flesh. Yet God gave instruction that the blood must be drained from the carcass before eating it (GENESIS 9:3) followed by LEVITICUS 11:1-30.
GENESIS 9:3 “. . . but you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.”
LEVITICUS 7:23-24 "And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying: You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat.