Edible plants of Crete


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The vrouves is one of the most famous and classic family of greens found in the cultivated fields in the villages of Crete. They sprout everywhere and from ancient times the Cretans consume them. They usually gather the upper part of the plants and eat them boiled with lemon and olive oil, they also use them in pies. In difficult times and wars vrouves was subversive to the survival of the people of Crete. The most common vrouva is Sinapis Alba, which in the Cretan dialect is called lapsanida.

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