Mediterranean Diet

One of our aspirations is to make the Mediterranean Diet better known worldwide through its recognition as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The characteristics, uniqueness and universal applicability of this truly outstanding diet make it clearly worthy of this distinction. The expression "Mediterranean Diet" was coined by Prof. Ancel Keys (together with Francisco Grande Corvina) in the nineteen sixties, following a number of studies on the relationship observed between eating habits, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease in various countries.

The main characteristics of the Mediterranean Diet are the use of olive oil as the primary source of fat, the consumption of fruit and vegetables in abundance, an adequate intake of legumes, bread and cereal derivatives, fish, eggs, milk and nuts and a moderate consumption of wine (which is one of the main features of this diet and is actually healthful in appropriate volumes), meat and meat products.