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.

Honey

Honey
Honey

Democritus (5th-4th Century), the Ancient Greek philosopher who lived for 107 years, was asked how to preserve one's health and responded: "Let us bathe our insides in honey, and our exteriors in olive oil."

Cinnamon

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used by humans for thousands of years. It first appears in the ancient world through a poem written by Sappho (6th-7th century) where its aromatic attributes were praised. Cinnamon was considered as a unique and precious that was offered as a gift to monarchs.

Sesame seed

Sesame seeds
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.