Peasants Consumed Lots of Bread
A majority of people living in medieval Europe consumed about 2-3 pounds of grains and bread per day! Grains included oats, eye, wheat, and barley, and were often used to made porridge and bread. Most people ate peas, lentils, and fish as their main source of protein, as chicken and meat were more of a luxury.
Raw Fruits & Veggies Were Not Trustworthy
According to The British Library Board: “All fruit and vegetables were cooked – it was believed that raw fruit and vegetables caused disease.” This is because most raw ingredients like these were deemed unsafe. The Boke of Kervyne (The Book of Carving) from 1500 stated: “Beware of green sallettes and rawe fruytes for they wyll make your soverayne seke.” Raw fruits and vegetables could easily make people sick.