Wednesday, 11 July 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
olive oil
Olive oil: the king of the Mediterranean cuisine Where does olive oil come from? The origins of olive cultivation are coincide with those of the Mediterranean civilisation. The first olive groves were cultivated in Syria and Palestine and, around 1000 BC, it spread to Italy, where optimal conditions (i.e. a mild climate, the presence of water
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
Food preparation
Be aware of how you prepare your Mediterranean food! Food preparation can influence its nutritional value. Cutting, cooking and other ways in which food is prepared are important factors influencing the release of beneficial substances from food. There are also studies showing an association between the way food is prepared and the effects on health
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
Mediterranean foods
Let’s complete the list of the most common Mediterranean foods! In my previous post, we have dug into the most typical Mediterranean vegetables: tomatoes, onion, garlic and legumes, of course. Here I would like to complete the description of the most typical Mediterranean foods, and talk about fruit, grains, herbs and much more! Grains Grains
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 / Published in Diet & Health
Mediterranean vegetables
Which are the typical Mediterranean vegetables? According to the Mediterranean tradition, a typical meal always contains foods of vegetable origin. Besides being used as a side dish, vegetables can also be used in many preparations, from pasta to soups, as well as in the preparation of fish or meat dishes. Fruit, on the other hand, is

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