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For the adventurous persons - Ghlindos known as Vlito are in season from June to October. Their English name is Amaranth. The tender stems and leaves are eaten boiled and served with an olive oil and lemon juice dressing or they may be cooked with pulses. Amaranth is loaded with calcium, potassium, vitamins C and beta-carotene, whereas the seeds are rich in protein, minerals (calcium and iron), and vitamins C, E and B complex. Tea made from the leaves may help people suffering from intestinal bleeding, dysentery, diarrhea, excessive menstrual bleeding, ulcers and swelling.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !