- by XpatAthens
- Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Among the most flavorful Greek superfoods, Avgotaracho (bottarga) is also referred to as the “Greek Caviar”. Avgotaracho is made from cured grey mullet (kefalos, in Greek) fish roe which is encased in a coat of natural beeswax, which lets it to keep for several months. Avgotaracho is a protected designation of origin (PDO) product, and is produced in Kleisova and Bouka, the lagoons of the Messolongi-Etoliko area.
Greece has a beekeeping heritage that goes back thousands of years, in fact excavations at Phaistos revealed ceramic beehives dating back to the Minoan era. Containing more than 180 nutrients, honey is a food of high nutritional value let alone delicious taste; it is a great source of carbohydrates, antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, trace elements and minerals which contribute to everything from bone strength to a healthy metabolism.
Due to the great biodiversity of Greece–1,300 endemic plants and an exceptional variety of flowers, herbs and trees– Greek honey is exquisite in flavour, aroma and density and is considered among the best in the world.
Soft, white, and rind-less, anthotyro is made in most Greek regions with whey and sheep’s or goat’s milk, or a combination of the two. Anthotyro cheese is lightly salted and combines a delicious flavor with high nutritional value, providing the same nutrients as other dairy products but with less fat, and just 200 calories/100g.