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19 June 2023

Importing High-Quality Mediterranean Ingredients for 150 Years

Pastene has been importing high-quality ingredients from the Mediterranean region for nearly 150 years. We understand that Mediterranean-inspired products not only taste delicious but they offer unparalleled health benefits. The Mediterranean lifestyle and diet regime including a balance of fresh ingredients and healthy fats has proven to significantly extend life expectancies. A number of studies, including the PREDIMED study, found that a Mediterranean diet contributes to better overall health—especially heart and cardiovascular health. 

There have also been studies suggesting this diet can protect against oxidative stress, which contributes to conditions such as neurological disease and cancer. Some studies even suggest it can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. 

While we can’t guarantee that the Mediterranean diet will be a magical solution to better health (and we do suggest consulting with your doctor before making any drastic dietary changes), adding some of these foods to your diet is a better alternative to anything processed. Pastene is committed to offering fresh, unprocessed foods so our customers can eat and enjoy an authentic Mediterranean meal that promotes healthy habits and lifelong benefits. 

With that in mind, we’d like to share with you some recipes and ingredients that are as delicious as they are nutritious!

Pastene Recipes: Taste the Goodness of the Mediterranean

Layered Greek Hummus

This appetizer combines a delightful medley of flavors, including nutty artichokes, tangy peperoncini, salty kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese. It’s a perfect blend of textures and tastes that will captivate your senses and whet your appetite.

Spring Orzotto

A quicker version of risotto that’s just as creamy, this fresh springtime dish is made with orzo and full of green ingredients like snap peas and pesto. Serve this as a side dish or a meatless main all season long. Get your dose of daily greens with this nutrient-rich, Mediterranean-inspired recipe. 

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Since it is summer and pasta salad season, we couldn’t leave out this classic. Like a Greek salad, but better with the mouth-watering addition of pasta, this meal is packed with vitamins and minerals that promote health and happiness! 

Whether you’re on a health journey or simply seeking new ways to nourish your body and soul, these delicious flavors offer both taste and nutrition. Explore our recipes section for more inspiration, and don’t forget to share your culinary creations with us on social media. Connect with us @PasteneUSA or use the hashtag #MyPastene. Let’s celebrate the goodness of Mediterranean cuisine together!

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