The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. While there is no single definition of the Mediterranean diet, it is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nut and seeds, and olive oil.
The Mediterranean diet is currently considered by Nutritionists as a modus vivende that endows people with longevity and sound health, with Crete at its epicenter. Many elements of the Cretan’s diet have remained unchanged since Minoan times, as olive oil, wines and balsamic. The Cretan cuisine is very tasty besides being healthy. It is simple and based on few but high-quality ingredients, which are mixed with imagination and without covering each other’s taste. Crete, due to its geographical position, its climate conditions, and its geological history, is regarded as a botanical paradise, having 1,742 recorded species of plants, 159 of which are endemic.
Ellora Farms natural Balsamic vinegar originates from an ancient Greek recipe of reduced grape must from local grape variety from the Isle of Crete. Perfect balance of tarty & sweet taste married with smooth creamy texture, this balsamic can be enjoyed with toasts, Mozzarella, strawberries, yogurts, chicken, vegetables, or ice-creams.