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The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Garlic

05.05.2019 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Garlic   ORIGIN AND TRAITS In this month’s “Unique Foods of Greece” let us begin with an enigma; what has a distinctive flavor, is a guilty pleasure you regret consuming due to its aftertaste, yet offers you a plethora of health benefits? Despite the vast variety of alimentary goods, I think it comes as an easy guess that garlic is the answer. Known for its intense and spicy taste, garlic is one of the most natural antitoxin, antibiotic and antiseptic food sources. Originating from the depths of Mongolia, garlic spread out…

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…