Healthy, tasty, and popular in a foodies’ culture is what Mediterranean food is all about. Born in the countries around the Mediterranean such as Italy, Greece, Morocco, and Spain, these cuisines feature the most flavourful dishes to keep your tastebuds salivating. Here are some things you should know about this cuisine.

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Diverse Range  

You will find an incredibly diverse range of Mediterranean cuisine where each culture and culinary arts create its own unique spin. You will find common ingredients that are included in the dishes, but with a touch of locale added to them. For example, while Italian dishes use their own tomato sauce, Greeks use feta cheese and tzatziki dips. You might wonder if you will have to travel everywhere in Europe to enjoy this food, but luckily, if you’re in Dubai, you can step into a Mediterranean restaurant in Dubai to satisfy your cravings. Keep an eye out for your menus during your stay at Anantara World Islands Dubai too.

Fresh Ingredients!

The cuisine is famous for the flavourful yet fresh and nutritious ingredients they use, such as olives garlic, tomatoes, and fresh herbs like basil, oregano and thyme. While some regions prefer common ingredients such as chicken, eggs, and bacon, you will find seafood incorporated into some dishes too. These fresh ingredients combined with the spices and herbs give you the most wholesome combinations to indulge in.

Healthy but Yummy

The Mediterranean diet is not only one of the tastiest but the healthiest in the world. From fresh produce like fruits and vegetables to whole grains, nuts, legumes, and healthy fats, you will find many healthy ingredients being used to prepare the dishes. Usage of sugar and red meat is limited too.  Research has shown that most Mediterranean dishes have the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.