Pastel bites of sesame. Pasteli is a Greek traditional product based on sesame and honey. It is a sweetening tonic, rich in vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron. The roots of this recipe start from Homer in the Iliad and combine the sweet taste with the healing properties.
Pastel is mentioned in the Iliad as food given to soldiers before battles, to boost their energy and give them strength. It is also mentioned in ancient Egyptian records as a medicine consumed mostly by women, to stimulate their hormones and increase their libido.
According to nutritionists, the pastel contains all the nutrients our body needs, positively affects the regulation of lipids in the blood, regulates the levels of good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol and improves blood circulation. Pastel can be eaten as a snack.