Ascolibri, the beneficial wild green of Crete

The Ascolibri is a beautiful wild green collected from the thorny bushes of Crete , purified and prepared according to traditional recipes. It is lightly boiled , soaked for a day in local vinegar and light brine and finally preserved in virgin olive oil.

The earliest inhabitants of the island characterize this green as aphrodisiac, but it is certain that the natural fiber it has, help proper bowel function .

Various recipes are used in Crete with Ascolibri. with most notable of these the ” ascolibri with broad beans .”