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A short history of ginger root and its therapeutic benefits

It is believed that Alexander the Great was the first to introduce ginger root to Greece, where Hippocrates and Dioscorides recommended it for calming the stomach and improving weak sight. Well-known and used in China and India for thousands of years, ginger is used in Ayurvedic medicine to enhance the ‘fire’ in the body. Its…

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Mountain tea in the past and present Greece

Mountain tea, however, was something I drank very often at my childhood. This tea is made from the dried leaves of the Sideritis plant and it is usually served with honey and lemon. My mother used to prepare it for me and my siblings every night to calm us down after the day’s bustle and…

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How Sparoza got its name

Occasionally we get asked what ”Sparoza” means. Does it mean anything? In fact, it does. The word ‘Sparoza’ presumably has its origin in the Arvanitic dialect and it means ‘ a place that attracts the birds’. And to make things even better, Sparoza is an actual area near Athens with a botanical garden of exceptional beauty and…

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SPAROZA at the FoodExpo 2018

We participate, for yet another year, to the international food and beverage exhibition FoodExpo 2016! From the 10th -12th of March you can meet us at Hall 2 – Stand D09 at the Metropolitan Expo, at our very special and elegant booth. We will welcome you there for a chance to introduce our company and…

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Fish parcels

INGREDIENTS 2 seabasses, seabreams, cods or other fish 2 tsps  SPAROZA cooking blend with herbs & lemon zest olive oil, salt, lemon juice baking paper PREPARATION Add some salt to the fish and rub the blend on the entire surface. Cut 2 pieces of baking paper, brush or spray with olive oil and fold in…

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Salt cod and skordalia

A twist on the traditional Greek Independence day cod & skordalia recipe, featured in the Australian food blog Mulberry and Pomegranate. Lighter, gluten-free and with the aroma of SPAROZA herbs and spices, you can enjoy it not only on the 25th of March but every day of the year!

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Sweet and savoury cupcakes with Sparoza products by chef Dina Nikolaou

On Tuesday the 10th of January, we headed to Yolenis Flagship Store for a very special cooking class! Chef Dina Nikolaou invited us to learn all the small secrets behind the preparation of the most amazing sweet and savoury cupcakes. Dina Nikolaou created Greek versions of our favourite cupcakes, using Sparoza products!  Here’s the mouthwatering…

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Yemista with a twist

Australian food blogger Mrs Mulberry (Kat) cooks yemista with the SPAROZA Mediterranean Blend with 15 herbs, spices and seeds! Visit www.mulberrypomegranate.blogspot.com for her creative tweak on this traditional Greek recipe and many more fresh recipe ideas!

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SPAROZA now available at G-Fish, Sparta

In 1969, Gerontidis family founded in Kastori Laconia one of the first fism farms producing trout and salmon in Greece. Since then it hasn’t ceased to improve and evolve constantly, leading today to be the only company in Greece that produces gourmet Greek products such as smoked trout, salmon, sturgeon and salmon caviar These exquisite…

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Spicy pancettas

Our piri piri sauce doubles as an all-purpose marinade! Try this recipe that adds wonderful taste and aromas to pancettas.

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