Dietary Timeline

To view a brief summary of the events from each period simply drag the mouse over the dates that are listed on the left.

To view more details click on the date link and you will be transferred to another page.

Click here to return to the timeline index page

Click here to return to the timeline intro page

3000 – 500 B.C.

Observations on the effects of certain foods increasingly became a part of an organised system of medical practice in Egypt, Babylonia, India and China.

In Egypt the onion was recommended as a cure for a condition similar to scurvy