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The Influence of Alexander the Great on Indian and World Cuisine

Customs, flavors and rituals linking food to the sacred and divine had an enormous upheaval during the time of Alexander the Great.

Ancient Greek Drug Could Lower Covid-19 Deaths

An ancient Greek drug made from saffron, obtained from the pistils of crocus flowers, could potentially be used to reduce severe illness and death for patients with Covid-19. A report published at the beginning in the European Journal of Internal...

Saffron Harvest in Full Swing in Northern Greece

The yearly saffron harvest in Greece is in full swing in the rural areas outside of the northern city of Kozani, where hundreds of farmers crouch over fields of blooming crocus flowers for hours, picking what has long been...

Greek Saffron To Reach Chinese Stores By 2019

Greek saffron, known as the "red gold" of the Greek nation, is expected to soon hit the Chinese market, landing on the shelves of Chinese shops by the start of 2019. Speaking to the state-run A.M.N.A., President of the Kozani...