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Wild Edible Plants

Wild Edible Plants

This type of flora can be found from the coastal zone up to the tall mountain slopes. It also takes up a large portion of Cretan flora on cultivated land. In frescoes of the Minoan era one can easily see and realize the close connection between ancient Cretans and nature with all its produce, since many plants are depicted there – plants playing a particular rope in everyday life and in religious ceremonies. Most of these were edible and were the Minoans’ main dish of their daily diet.
Luckily , all over Crete, these wild greens have prevailed and are still a basic part of the Cretan Diet.