Culinary herbs and spices, a comparative advantage in Greece!
The Greek cuisine for thousands of years now, has been using fresh wild herbs and spices for culinary and medicinal purposes. The Ancient Greek physicians practiced medicine on a variety of herbs and spices and Hippocrates, “The Ancient Greek physician” is credited with saying, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”.
And by no exception, Greece’s climate offers exceptionally diverse flora and fauna, and is one of the richest countries worldwide, herbally speaking.
Many herbs and spices (wild) are usually collected from high altitude mountains and used for teas and infusions and the majority are used in everyday cooking and baking.
The Greek flora is so rich that 7,500 various different species of plants, can be found either fresh or dried, flaked, whole flowers and/or leaves and stems, in pods and other variations.
Collected from the mountains and the countryside renowned for their taste, scent, healing properties and nutritional value.
Some of the most common herbs and spices of Greek dishes enjoy the aroma of oregano, thyme, spearmint or rosemary you will be mesmerized by their amazing aroma.
Greek cooking ….. artfully perfumed with herbs and spices on a large variety of Greek dishes
As every global cuisine has its own combination of herbs and spices, we in
Greece enjoy the many different Greek dishes with the aroma of oregano, thyme, spearmint or rosemary and you will be mesmerized by their amazing aroma.