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Salep is consumed in Greece, and it is usually sold on the streets as a hot beverage during the cold months of the year. It is extremely popular in many parts of the Middle East, especially the Levant.
It is considered suitable for the relief of cough and stomach pain. His healing properties are also mentioned by Hippocrates, Asclepius, Theophrastus, and Galenus.
Just empty the contents in a cup and add boiling water. For a better result, empty the contents in a coffee pot containing water as much as the Greek coffee and as soon as the boil begins, withdraw from the fire and your Salep (Σαλέπι) is ready.
Sugar-free salep has about 15 calories per serving (1 teaspoon of 15 grams), and if it is powdered mixed with sugar, it has about 30 calories per serving.
Energy: 118kj / 28kcal – Proteins: 0.78g – Carbohydrates: 5.90g – Fats: 0.22g
Salepi is an orchid of which bulb the drink that bears the name is produced. This orchid grows and is cultivated/ nourished in the high mountains of the Balkans and the Middle East.
Salepi is a traditionally caloric drink that releives the sore throat and eases the stomach pain. It fights asthma symptoms and may be used as a tranquilizer before sleep because it contains neither caffeine nor theine.
Salepi is also attributed aphrodisiac qualities, this is why in ancient times it was called “Satyrion” (from the ancient greek word Satyros).
Salepi with saffron
Salepi combined with the special flavor of saffron and its properties as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and thrombolytic, contributes to the good health of the body. It soothes aching kidneys and helps digestion.
Saffron is rich in lycopene, zeaxanthin, carotene A, B and C, B complex vitamins and essential oils.
Salepi with Chios mastiha and green cardamom
Salepi combined with Chios mastiha and the green cardamom contributes significantly to the treatment of peptic ulcers, aid digestion and relieves indigestion. Many studies have shown mastiha as great herb with antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.
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