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Vegetables, greens and pulses

Greek vegetable market

Λαχανικά, χόρτα και όσπρια (Lachinika, chora kai ospria) are the vegetables, greens and pulses that, along with olive oil, are key to the famous Mediterranean diet that was the result of a post war study that began when it was noticed that the Cretans, in spite of the deprivations they had suffered, were extremely healthy, suffering very low incidents of cardio-vascular disease and cancer.

Text © Dana Facaros

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