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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…

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…