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Agreco - Cretan Diet

The Mediterranean diet is currently considered by Nutritionists as a modus vivende that endows people with longevity and sound health, with Crete at its epicentre, as supported by research conducted on an international scale. Ιt is not only the unique in taste and quality Cretan products but also their combination, which gives an enormous nutritional value and can be found in every Cretan dish.

 

The history of Cretan diet is very old; its roots lie deep in the Neolithic Age. Since then, the conquerors came and went from Crete, but the Cretan spirit, religion, language and cuisine remained unchanged over the centuries.

For Cretans, the secret of longevity is very simple. They eat anything that their rich soil produces.

They consume a lot of fruit, vegetables, greens, fresh produce, legumes, cheese and bread. Cretans use herbs to add flavour to their meals; they make sweets/cakes with natural sweeteners, honey and grape-juice syrup; while the excellent Cretan wine is an indispensable accompaniment to their meals. Cretans consume meat only a few times a year. The ingenuity of Cretans exploited fully the entire spectrum of ingredient combinations, which resulted in volumes of recipes for meals and deserts.

 

The natural environment of Crete favours the development "earth friendly" methods of growing crops, particularly with regard to basic agricultural products, i.e. those that have adjusted well to the climate of Crete.

 
     
   
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