Affiliations: [a] Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, 115 27 Athens, Greece. e-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: In the context of the EURRECA project (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned), we have estimated the micronutrient content of traditional Greek foods in relation to international recommendations. Many of these foods showed a rich micronutrient profile and a file was developed listing a total of 137 traditional Greek foods and dishes. This work indicates that in order to meet micronutrient requirements, a simple solution would be to adhere to traditional dietary patterns, at least for the Mediterranean populations, and reinstate traditional foods into the daily diet.
Keywords: Traditional foods, Micronutrients, Recommended Dietary Allowance