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Souvlaki
July 24, 2019 0 Comment

Souvlaki

Greece, known for its scrumptious cuisine and healthy Mediterranean diet, also has its own signature street food. If you live in Greece or have visited the country, you most certainly have tasted the famous pita souvlaki. This ‘fast food’ dish is a must-try of greek cuisine, along with feta cheese, greek salad, pastitsio, moussaka and tzatziki.

When you visit Greece, you can find within each block of a city, either a quaint village or a cosmopolitan island, a small souvlaki and gyro shop for food lovers to enjoy their favorite “souvlaki-kalamaki” (sticks) or “pita-gyros” (souvlaki in pita bread), over a cold beer.

Souvlaki is probably the favorite dish of the country. It is one of the first things a tourist is introduced to when coming to Greece and, of course, the absolute first choice when we want something quick, tasty and nutritious.

Souvlaki counts many years of history, but what has kept its recipe and taste unchanged over time, is its combination of pita bread with all the essential ingredients that someone needs throughout the day, making it the ultimate “full meal”.

Souvlaki creates the perfect balance for a complete meal that is tasty and healthy at the same time. Pork is a rich source of protein, iron, zinc and vitamins from the B complex. The tomato contains iron, calcium, potassium and vitamins A and C and it is also rich in the antioxidant lycopene. Onion has antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties and contains flavonoids that have a strong antioxidant effect. Onion also has B6 and C vitamins, fiber, potassium, chromium, manganese and folic acid. Tzatziki has a high calcium content as it is made of yoghurt, while from cucumber and garlic we get vitamin C. The pita bread contains fiber, calcium, potassium, sodium, vitamin E, phosphorus and retinol and it is also the main source of starch in a souvlaki!

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