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Olive trees, wheat and grapevines.

These are the “Mediterranean trio”, the combination of the three most widespread cultivations in southern Europe for centuries (due to the mainly hilly and mountainous land and the dry warm climate, which provides the right elements for cultivating plants that need little water), in which fruits make up the foundations of the foods of historic communities of the Mare Nostrum. Oil, wheat and wine were already known of in the Fertile Crescent, and then progressively spread in the entire Mediterranean basin, becoming the basis of the food habits of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and continuing to hold a fundamental role in the Mediterranean diet even today.

Meddiet - The portal of the Mediterranean diet "is a project of the University of Rome Sapienza Unitelma. Project realized with the contribution of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Ministerial Decree n. Of 93824 30 2014 December.

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