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Healthy Foods – Malotira Cretan Mountain tea

18.01.2017 in Gastronomy

The Unique Foods of Greece and Their Healthy Benefits – Malotira, Cretan mountain tea (Sideritis Syriaca) Since ancient times, Greeks have known how precious Mother Nature’s gifts were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Today, there are about 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil, with certified medicinal properties, this month we review Malotira, Cretan mountain tea! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Malotira is a herb known since the age of Dioskourides (1st century AD) that has always…