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Koroni, Motherland to the Koroneiki olive

19.10.2016 in Travel

Koroni, motherland to the Koroneiki olive! Koroni is a town that was founded in ancient times, is the motherlands to one of Greece’s better known olive varieties, the “Koroneiki”, and a launching site for Russian meteorological rockets, from 1972 to 1989! Koroni (or Corone) is in the municipal unit of Pylos-Nestoras, one of the 6 municipalities of the regional unit of Messinia in the Peloponnese. It is nestled in a hill, below the impressive Venetian Castle of Koroni, to the southeast of the Messenian Gulf. Along with its counterpart, the town of Methoni with its own castle, the towns were…

The Mediterranean Diet and Economic Crisis

01.11.2015 in Gastronomy

The Mediterranean Diet and Economic Crisis   In 2013, the European Heart Association Conference, concerning the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, was held in Rome (EuroPrevent 2013).   The most important new study discussed was the PREDIMED (Primary Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease With A Mediterranean Diet); to date, this is the best designed dietary study that acknowledges not only the known value of the Mediterranean diet and its significance in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, but also its superiority to the low-fat diet which is highly recommended among the Cardiology societies of the Western world. A closer study of data comes…