The traditional diet of Cretan olive oil included covering approximately 1/3 of the daily energy needs, and also cereals, mainly bread, vegetables and fruits. To a lesser extent the Cretan diet consisted of cheese, milk, eggs, seafood and a little red wine with every meal. Today, despite the change of lifestyle, the Cretans even using many pure products in their diet, such as free-range meat, eggs, cheese, seafood, etc.
The Cretan continues to consume fruits (apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, etc.), vegetables (beans, eggplant, okra, peppers, onions), and herb fresh (salads, or appetizers) and cooked in various ways or maintain (in vinegar, in pickling brine, saltwater – or dried in the Sun or in the oven, etc.)
Fruits, vegetables and grasses (particular weeds) have great water content, low or no fat content, have no cholesterol and are a great or unique almost a source of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and fiber.
From the excavations at the Palace of Knossos and specifically from the warehouses of the Palace we know that from the Minoan years cultivated and guarded various legumes (lentils, chickpeas, broad beans, lachari, etc.), products that have enriched and traditionally grown thus maintaining taste and very nice taste.
The last years have made their appearance in the municipal Region of Heraklion greenhouse facilities which all modern farming techniques and meticulously followed the rules of safety and hygiene, producing a wide variety of products and top quality, mainly tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, Eggplant and green beans.
In the countryside outside systematically grown greenhouse vegetables (potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, artichokes, green beans, okra, beans, lettuce, karwta, etc.) and herb (radishes, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, stamnagathi, wild amaranth, etc.), as well as the wrist Zia and melons and melon-fields famous for their quality. There are even dentrokalliergeies, with citrus fruits, apples, pomegranates, pears.
An important element of the Cretan diet are herb. Wild or cultivated (chicory, endives, leeks, celery, wild herbs each season, bulbs, roots, etc.) are necessary supplements of the Cretan diet. Many of them will taste during your visits to the 24 villages of the municipal regional unity of municipality of Heraklion.
Also, the art of women on homemade pastries, breads and prozymenia the dakos, the nuts, the oil cookies and sweet with honey, molasses, nuts and Sesame, are tasting experience for Diners and for hunters to the variety of culinary delights.
The "microclimate" of regional unity, the great sunshine, modern farming techniques, the well-established growing tradition and culinary art are the factors for the good reputation and high quality agricultural products of the regional section of the municipality of Heraklion and establish an enduring culinary challenge ...
Markakis Michael, Tel: 6944727607-peppers-greenhouse-organic
Papadakis, Michalis, Tel: organic fruit - vegetables
Alekos Dakanalis, Tel: 697 7777 856
Thermokipiaki – Tsiboukas Dimitris and Alekos
GIANNIDAKIS N. – BOYKYKLAKI. OE MINOAN FRUITS
PRODUCTION AND PACKING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
BASILEIES HERAKLION Gr 71409
TEL 2810233685 FAX 2810233663