per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 5.1 g
Proteins 5.8 g
Fats 0.3 g
Water 85 g
Sugar 0.5 grams
Fiber 0.3 grams
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 3.8 grams


35 Calories per 100g

What is a Laver? It is an ancient biblical bowl used for ceremonial washing. Originally created by Moses, also known as the original Tabernacle, the Laver was part of the delicate religious practice for the Jewish faith.

The Laver was made up of two parts. First, there was a large basin of bronze on which sat four columns that symbolized the four rivers of Eden: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, and Euphrates. The basin was filled with water and this is where the priests would stand to wash during their sacred purification rituals.

The second part was a connecting pair of water-filled basins which allowed the flow of water from the higher Laver to the lower Laver. This flow of water from the top to the bottom was symbolical of purifying one's self to the presence of God.

The primary function of the Laver was of spiritual cleansing and was a deeper level of consecration for the priests. At the start of each day, the Priests would come to the Laver and wash their hands and feet as a sign of their dedication to the Lord, and to cleanse themselves of any impurity or sin before they entered the Holy Place of the Tabernacle.

Not only did it serve a religious purpose, the Laver was also a practical aspect in some ways. The priests would bathe in the Laver to cleanse their skin in order to avoid becoming unclean from any contact with something unclean such as a dead body. This was a legal requirement of their post as priests.

The Biblical references of the Laver are mentioned multiple times in the bible. Most notably in Exodus 30:18–21, the passage reads, “You shall make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it, with which Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet; when they go into the tent of meeting, and when they come near the altar, they shall wash, so that they may not die.”

The Laver was held in seeming high esteem by God. When Moses finished constructing the Tabernacle, the Lord spoke these words to Moses about the completion of the Laver:

"And thou shalt anoint it, and sanctify it; that it may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth the laver shall be holy" (Exodus 30:29).

From this we can understand that the Laver was held to a higher standard than even the sacrifice of animals and other burnt offerings - it was a means of purification and as such demanded holiness.

Beyond its practical usage, the Laver has gone on to become symbolic in many Christian religions of a ritual of spiritual cleansing, representing the forgivness of sin and the drawing closer to God. For members of the Orthodox Christian faith, the Laver is filled three times with holy water and blessed thrice with words such as, “Hallowed be Thy name".

In some denominations of the Catholic faith, the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday (the last Thursday of Lent) is done in a Laver. The priest washes the feet of twelve church members of both genders, this representing Jesus washing the feet of the twelve disciples.

The Laver is an ancient practice used as a symbol of purity and dedication to the Lord. It remains a vital part of Jewish and Christian rituals, reminding us of just how powerful the act of cleansing can be on so many levels.