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The Mediterranean Diet - UNESCO´s Immaterial Cultural Heritage

The Mediterranean diet was registered by Croatia, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Portugal on the UNESCO´s Immaterial Cultural Heritage List on 4 December 2013.

Amongst other things, it is known for being a simple cuisine that maintains the food nutrients, with high usage of local and seasonal fresh vegetables, fruit, high fibre cereals, more fish than red meat and olive oil. Dairy products are also of importance in the diet, as well as aromatic herbs, often used in seasonings avoiding excess salt. Plenty of water and wine in moderation are the ideal nectars to accompany this “diet", with the most important thing being the company of family and friends at the table!

Every year in Tavira is held the Mediterranean Diet Fair to promote this ancient lifestyle and this year will take place between 1 and 4 September (2016).

Of didactic nature and to encourage children to develop good eating habits the Mediterranean diet book for children was recently released.

In many restaurants at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa there are tasty dishes inspired by the Mediterranean diet that you will have an opportunity to experience when you visit us next time!