Spelt - "Olyra"

Spelt - Olyra
Spelt

"Olyra" was the ancient Greek name of Spelt.
Homer refers to it as one of the main grains consumed by Greeks.
In Europe, it had been cultivated since the Copper Age, but due to its low crop yield and demanding husking process, it was soon undermined and replaced by the common wheat seed.

Fig

fig
Fig

In Ancient Greece, fig was considered a sacred fruit and was praised for its nutritious attributes. Moreover, figs were offered as a prize to Ancient Olympians, to honor their athletic prowess.

Sesame seed

Sesame seed
Sesame seed

Sesame seed was a very common and cherished ingredient, used in ancient Greek wedding cakes and in many other sweets. It was used either as whole or as ground; the latter being the primitive form of the contemporary sesame paste or tahini.

Lupines

Lupines
Lupines

Lupines were a staple food of the Cynicists, philosophers who exercised virtue and enjoyed natural life. They praised lupines as a highly nutritious food and they always carried them in their travel sack.