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Dried Figs

23.09.2019 in Gastronomy

Dried Figs Nowadays as more and more people are aware of the benefits of a healthy nutrition, maintaining a balanced diet is not only an option but a way of life. While there is a plethora of main courses which are savory yet nutritious, the challenge arises when it comes to conscious dessert choices. With a wide variety of calorific dense sweet snacks which are readily available, it is often difficult to opt for a healthier alternative.   However, if you are looking for a filling, easy-to-pack snack which is nutritive and available all-year-round, then dried figs are the choice…

Dried plums (Prunus Domestica)

01.03.2019 in Gastronomy

Dried plums (Prunus Domestica)     ORIGIN AND TRAITS Why is it that tasty and appetizing food is associated with unhealthy choices, while nutritious options are usually not as desirable? This question is commonplace when it comes to health and diet and it lies behind the eternal dilemma “Is food fuel for my body or is it pleasure?” Especially when it comes to cravings, we subconsciously have the idea that a bar of chocolate or a bag of chips is a satisfying afternoon. While it is not easy to let go of unhealthy habits, there are food choices that can…

Healthy Foods – Pistachios

15.10.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Aegina Pistachios (Pistacia Vera) 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. In Greece, pistachio trees were first cultivated in the 1860s on the island of Aegina; a milestone date both for the economy of the island and internationally as Fystikia Aeginis evolved into one of the best pistachio varieties in the world! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine…