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The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Honey

04.10.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Honey   ORIGIN AND TRAITS In the “Unique Foods of Greece” series there is a repetitive motif, a common place among most of the featured healthy products; no matter how much life has evolved, we still guard and live by the wisdom and knowledge passed down by our ancestors. From olive oil, the liquid gold, to the nutritional value of goat milk, modern-day science has come to validate what ancient civilizations believed was healthy and valuable. As 5,000-year-old ceramic jars, filled with honey, were recently found in Georgia, honey is certainly…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Pomegranates

03.05.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Pomegranates     Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month we savor the beautiful Pomegranate!   “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy…

Unique Foods of Greece – FAVA

15.05.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Yellow split peas puree (Fava) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. According to historical research, Byzantine people acknowledged the fact that “you are what you eat” and so they developed an avid interest in healthy nutrition! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Modern Greeks, fortunate to share common roots with their world-renowned…

Healthy Foods – Avgotaracho

10.04.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Messolonghi fish roe (Avgotaracho – Bottarga) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… But it is Avgotaracho (Bottarga) which boasts the longest presence in culinary history! Messolonghi fish roe (Avgotaracho) Historic facts have shown that fish roe was a delicacy among the Pharaoh-elite in Egypt, while its nutritional value made it a staple in the diet of the Ancient Greeks. During the Byzantine era this gourmet product had earned…