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Sevi Papagoura 14 October 2020

Raki: the transparent fragrant nectar

The long history of raki dates back to the Minoan years, while the art of distillation found fertile ground in Greece around the 15th century, as it began on Mount Athos, as evidenced by documents of the Ecumenical Patriarchate....
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John Zacharioudakis 23 October 2019

Honeycomb, a "masterpiece of architecture"

The honeycomb is a "masterpiece of architecture" as its bee-making is a mechanical wonder. The wax produced by the wax glands of female bees is the key building material for making beehives to store their honey, pollen and chickens....
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Sevi Papagoura 6 October 2019

The supply of milk in the manufacture of dairy products

Milk is the primary and most important food of humanity. It comes from several animals, such as a cow, a goat, a sheep, as well as others such as a horse, camel, buffalo, etc. It is a nutrient mixture of various organic substances and consists of water, fat, protein, carbohydrates, enzymes, salts an...
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Sevi Papagoura 1 October 2019

The beneficial properties of aloe vera

Aloe vera, or aloe or genuine aloe, is known as a medicinal aloe and is a plant of precious juice, native to North Africa, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. It grows in arid regions and is widely found in Africa. In recent years, due to the increased need for the beneficial properties of aloe, its ...
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Sevi Papagoura 10 September 2019

Old and new methods of olive oil production

The olive tree has emerged since antiquity and is considered one of the most important trees as it has given human food. For the Greeks in particular, it is considered a tree of the highest importance, since its origin is found in ancient Greece. So people, using its fruits, produced olive oil, disc...
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