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Halva – Food of the Gods

Halva-Krinos-Vanilla

This sweet dessert is derived from ground sesame paste (tahini) and a heated sugar or honey mixture. After incorporating all the ingredients, the tahini-sugar combination is left to dry and become quite crumbly.

Halva is a very popular dessert in Greece especially during the lent before Greek Easter since this food is allowed during this period to consume.

You can find Halva in a wide range of tastes while the most popular ones are vanilla and chocolate enriched with different nuts.

The word halva is Middle-Eastern in origin, which is derived from the word “halwa” which means ‘candy’ or ‘sweet’. In Greece we call it Grocer’s Halva because it was sweet that housewives were buying from the nearby grocery stores/ You can order it online at our e-shop.

Halva, despite being yummy is also very nutritious and one of the healthiest sweets one can consume. One superfood indeed! Copper, manganese, calcium,  magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, vitamin B1, fibre are the nutrients that it contains. It is an ideal food for children and a real energy bomb.

 

 

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