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The Complete Foods Of The Mediterranean Diet

By Robert J.Matthews

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Whole grains play a crucial role in the Mediterranean diet. Farro is a commonly used grain in Italy, found in both hot dishes and cold salads.

Whole Grains

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Another popular grain is bulgur, made from cracked wheat berries and commonly used in pilafs and tabbouleh. 

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The chickpea is a commonly enjoyed pulse in the Mediterranean diet. It is used to make hummus, falafel, and is often added to salads.

Legumes 

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Lentils are frequently used in soups and stews to create delicious one-pot meals that are rich in fiber and protein. 

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Nuts and seeds are a popular choice for a satisfying snack due to their combination of fiber, protein, and fat. 

Nuts and Seeds

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Incorporate it into sauces or dressings for drizzling over roasted vegetables or grain bowls.

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Canned and fresh tomatoes are commonly used in the Mediterranean diet, whether they are whole, diced, stewed, or concentrated into a paste. 

Canned Tomatoes

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Tomato products that have been canned are known for their high lycopene content, which is believed to have potential cancer-fighting properties.

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