Category: food & wine

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The 18 products that have kept Greek exports afloat

A basket of 18 products has kept Greek exports afloat since the outbreak of the financial crisis, posting an increase of 71 percent in turnover abroad from 2009 to 2017, compared to just 25 percent for other exports (fuel excluded). According to a study compiled by National Bank of Greece’s Economic Analysis Department, it is […]

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Six reasons Greek Olive Oil is the ultimate superfood

Greek olive oil is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin K and vitamin E.  It also contains calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. Worldwide studies have linked the consumption of olive oil with health benefits, such as a heightened immune system, anti-inflammatory properties and protection against Alzheimer’s. Specifically, Greek extra virgin olive oil, in […]

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Why did Ancient Greeks recline to eat and drink

Surviving images in potteries, frescos, wine cups and sculptures show ancient Greeks reclining to one side to eat, drink and chat with friends. Reclining and dining in ancient Greece began at least as early as the 7th century B.C. and was later picked up by the Romans. There are no known health benefits from reclining […]

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Why Greek Salad is so good for your health

Greek salad is not only Greece’s most popular salad, it has now become one of the planet’s most loved, and for a very good reason. Traditional Greek salad, also known as Xoriatiki, is packed with vitamins and minerals that are proven to assist maintain a healthy body and mind. Even though these days there are […]

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