The Cretans have always consumed plenty of olive oil and barley rusks, usually combined in the famous ntakos.
Depending on your location in Crete, ntakos is called by different names: “kukuvagia” in Rethymno, “kulukopsomo” in Sitia, “lanturisto” in Lasithi.
Wheat is one of the main ingredients of the Greek diet. It contains proteins and amino acids, mainly tryptophan. Tryptophan is essential for teenagers and children in development, but also for athletes and elderly people. Wheat is also rich in B vitamins, fiber, as well as magnesium and manganese (necessary for the functioning of our enzyme systems and energy supply), which are indispensable for people who have a strong daily activity.