The Greek economy for many years relied on agriculture, livestock and of course tourism. Over the years, landowners have turned to different, more productive crops. Nuts from Greece are exported to many countries. The first preference is the pistachios of Aegina. Next are walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds and chestnuts. All of the above are rich sources of nutrients, necessary for a balanced diet.
Nuts have been popular since ancient Greece. Today they are still consumed in the context of a balanced, healthy diet. In fact, since antiquity, large quantities of fruits were consumed, such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds, sesame and chestnuts. Some of them, like chestnuts, are considered superfoods.
We have identified the Mediterranean diet with Greek cuisine, but this is not entirely correct. Traditional Greek cuisine is a big part of the Mediterranean diet. It has been described as the ideal diet model worldwide due to its beneficial effects on health. It therefore occupies a special place among the kitchens of the rest of the Mediterranean countries.