Products that offer well-being, protect health, give taste to cooking, have a great nutritional value, “treasures” of Greek production, known since ancient times.
Oregano gives its flavour to the Greek salad, but it also relieves from sore throat. Honey is used as a sweetener but also provides more than 180 nutrients. Mastic Chios scents foods and sweets, but also has a strong anti-inflammatory action. The Cretan chicory is extremely restorative and has detoxifying properties. The Messolonghi botargo is a fine Greek delicacy and a source of protein, vitamins, iron, calcium, selenium and zinc. Kozani saffron, in addition to the tasty and golden colour that gives to food, it contains vitamin B12, lycopene, zeaxanthin, a and b carotene as well as vitamin C, iron, potassium and magnesium and is known for its anti-aging and antioxidant action. Dittany is considered the elixir of youth, the pomegranate as the fruit of life and is considered to bring good luck. Almonds not only symbolize the coming of spring, but their frequent consumption are important for brain health. The list of super foods is endless, and their value is invaluable to human health.
Ancient Greek diet and gastronomy is a source from which many elements of European nutrition and cuisine have emerged. From antiquity to the present day, the Greeks were not only seeking to satisfy their hunger or enjoy their food, but they were also seeking a symbolic burden and a use for the prevention or treatment of various health problems.