Sausage is a traditional commodity in Greece. There are many different varieties and tastes particular to each region. In Thrace beef sausage is the most characteristic. It is found especially in Eastern Thrace which has plentiful pastureland for cattle. Generally they have a low percentage of fat, which makes the difference in taste, and is often compared to Eastern sausage. It is often made with leek, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes for a spicy taste but also available in less seasoned varieties.