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Walnuts. They grow well in parts of Greece and used extensively in a whole range of sweets with honey (yet another aphrodisiac!)

They are also used in the rather unusual spoon sweet γλυκό καρυδάκι (glyko karydaki) made from green walnuts. Some in Northern Greece toast them and use them with garlic in skordalia.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Giulio