When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Atlanta, GA. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.
Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Atlanta's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.
This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.
We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Atlanta, GA.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers drained seven minutes and 35 seconds off the clock to ultimately defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 9-7, Sunday with a walk-off field goal at Bank of America Stadium.Below is how every game recap this 2023 season will be broken down by quarter for right-at-the-buzzer consumption, starting with a note that Atlanta won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. New Orleans started with the ball.FIRST QUARTERThe weather wasn't the only thing dreary about the start ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers drained seven minutes and 35 seconds off the clock to ultimately defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 9-7, Sunday with a walk-off field goal at Bank of America Stadium.
Below is how every game recap this 2023 season will be broken down by quarter for right-at-the-buzzer consumption, starting with a note that Atlanta won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. New Orleans started with the ball.
The weather wasn't the only thing dreary about the start of Sunday's game. It was 47 degrees at kickoff, with consistent rain. Just about every fan was in a poncho or at least some type of waterproof jacket.
And then neither team scored in the opening 15 minutes.
(NOTE: The last time the Falcons scored a touchdown on their first offensive drive was in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Atlanta ultimately won that game, 16-13. … Also, the last time the Falcons did not put up any points in the first quarter was Week 13 against the New York Jets. Atlanta ultimately won that game, 13-8. It, too, was a rain fest.)
Since there were no scoring plays to note, let's take a look at the stats sheet. The Falcons netted 55 yards, while the Panthers had 33. Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier led both teams with 29 yards rushing on seven carries. Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder led both teams with 25 yards passing on three completions out of five attempts. And then Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts led both teams with 10 yards receiving on one catch.
End Q1: 0-0, all
It wasn't until the 6:06 mark that something noteworthy happened. Ridder completed a deep 56-yard pass to tight end Jonnu Smith, bringing the Falcons from their own 37-yard line to the Panthers' 7-yard line. From there, running back Bijan Robinson picked up five more yards on the ground. And then, Ridder completed a short pass to running back Cordarrelle Patterson for a 2-yard touchdown.
The Panthers were able to get into the Falcons' red zone but failed to fully capitalize on the opportunity. Carolina put together a 12-play, 65-yard drive that was capped off with a 34-yard field goal by kicker Eddy Pineiro.
That's all the two teams were able to come up with in the first half.
The stat sheet at the halfway point showed the Falcons with 137 net yards, Panthers with 112. Each team punted four times for a combined 88.8 yards.
Falcons: Desmond Ridder 2-yard pass to Cordarrelle Patterson; Younghoe Koo PAT … 7-0, ATL Panthers: Eddy Pineiro 34-yard field goal … 7-3, ATL
Halftime: 7-3, ATL
Things essentially went the same way as the first quarter, with neither team adding to their score. But then the Panthers got a spark of life after a defensive turnover toward the end of the period. Falcons running back Bijan Robinson fumbled and lost the ball. Panthers cornerback Troy Hill forced and recovered it, giving Carolina possession at the Atlanta 24-yard line.
The Panthers were able to pick up an addition 11 yards before the clock ran out. Of course, Carolina kept the ball to start the fourth quarter, though. So, the Panthers took over at the Falcons' 13-yard line.
Before getting there, Falcons defensive lineman Ta'Quon Graham deserves quick recognition for his sack of Panthers quarterback Bryce Young. It was the first sack of Graham's career, which is in its third season.
End Q3: 7-3, ATL
Well, the Panthers were unable to capitalize on their red-zone appearance, again. Pineiro was set up with a 25-yard field goal instead, and he made it. The drive consisted of six plays for 17 net yards.
The Falcons were later 18 yards away from extending their lead. But then Ridder threw an interception, missing the targeted Patterson. Panthers safety Xavier Woods was responsible for the pick at the Carolina 3-yard line. He returned it two yards.
This time, the Panthers used the turnover in the best way possible for themselves: to win the game. The offense made moves down the field with a 17-play, 51-yard drive. Young took a knee three times before Pineiro came out to give the Panthers the victory with a 23-yard field goal.
Panthers: Eddy Pineiro 25-yard field goal … 7-6, ATL Panthers: Eddy Pineiro 23-yard field goal … 9-7, CAR
Final: 9-7, CAR
BYU made another overmatched opponent look like just that Saturday night at the Marriott Center, pounding Georgia State 86-54 and improving to 10-1 on the year.The No. 18 Cougars never trailed in the contest, jumping out to a 9-0 lead and never looking back.The Panthers did make things interesting late in the initial half, finding a way to cut BYU’s advantage to five, but never could get any closer than that as the Cougars remained in control of the contest from start to finish.“It was a great win,” BYU...
BYU made another overmatched opponent look like just that Saturday night at the Marriott Center, pounding Georgia State 86-54 and improving to 10-1 on the year.
The No. 18 Cougars never trailed in the contest, jumping out to a 9-0 lead and never looking back.
The Panthers did make things interesting late in the initial half, finding a way to cut BYU’s advantage to five, but never could get any closer than that as the Cougars remained in control of the contest from start to finish.
“It was a great win,” BYU junior big man Aly Khalifa said. “(I) feel like we played super hard from the jump all the way to the end. Especially the start of the second half, I feel like we separated ourselves from them … I feel like everybody played well.”
Getting good nights from multiple players has become a theme to the school’s season. Saturday, the Cougars had their sixth leading scorer on the year when sophomore forward Richie Saunders scored a career high 20 points off the bench. Saunders’ career night proved timely after senior sharpshooter Jaxson Robinson, the school’s sixth man and leading scorer, tweaked his ankle contesting a fast break layup.
BYU coach Mark Pope said that Robinson might have been able to come back in the second half but instead the fifth-year Cougars’ coach and his staff decided it would be better to take full precautionary measures.
In the end, BYU’s offensive firepower, sans Robinson, was more than enough to get the job done.
Fortunately for the Cougars, though Robinson went down, they got a player back from injury when junior guard Dawson Baker made his BYU debut. The UC Irvine transfer, who has been battling a foot injury, ended the night with six points in nine minutes and displayed how deep the school’s roster is.
Pope lauded his team’s depth following the victory. “Depth is required if you’re going to be a high level basketball team,” he said. “That’s what’s going to help us get through this gauntlet that we’re about to start here.”
Prior to Saturday night, BYU and Georgia State had only met on one other occasion – a 2012 meeting that saw the Cougars beat the Panthers in Provo by 18 points.
BYU bested that advantage with a 20-point lead less than three and a half minutes into the second half of the schools’ second go-around. The Cougars would extend that lead as time wore on, ultimately earning another 30-plus point victory.
With its win over the Panthers, BYU remains perfect at home on the year, having won six of those seven games by 16 or more points.
What added to the Cougars impressive night against Georgia State was their ability to take care of the ball, ending the night with a season low four turnovers.
“It was a real Achilles heel for us last year,” Pope said about turnovers. “These guys, all summer long, were self monitoring; and it matters to them … I know they’re really proud of themselves and they should be because (only four turnovers is) pretty remarkable.”
Just about a third of the way through the season, the school has performed remarkably well in many ways. Most importantly, in the win column as Saturday’s victory marks the fastest BYU has reached the double-digit win mark since 2010. That season saw the Cougars begin 10-0 behind a historic season from Jimmer Fredette as he took over the college basketball world by storm.
This year, BYU has again turned some heads in the college basketball community but remains focused on the task at hand in hopes that this season can turn out as magical as the one 13 years ago.
“It’s awesome,” Cougars’ sophomore point guard Dallin Hall said when asked what it means to be on a similar track as that Sweet Sixteen team. “It’s exciting but it’s just one game at a time for us.”
BYU will resume play next week when it welcomes Bellarmine to Provo Friday. That game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m MST.
ATLANTA -- Ronald Acuña Jr., Austin Riley and Spencer Strider headline the list of five Braves elected to this year’s All-MLB Team.Acu...
Acuña, Riley and Strider earned First Team selections at their respective positions. Matt Olson and Ozzie Albies were elected to the Second Team. The announcement was made Saturday night during MLB Network’s All-MLB Team Show presented by MGM Rewards.
It certainly wasn’t surprising to see the Braves so well represented after producing an MLB-best 104 wins. Fan voting accounted for half of the selection process, with the other 50% coming from a decorated panel of media members, broadcasters, former players and other officials throughout the game. Votes were based on regular-season performance.
Acuña produced one of the game’s most incredible seasons, as he became the first player to hit 40-plus homers and tally 70-plus stolen bases in the same season. He earned his first NL MVP Award after hitting .337 with 41 home runs, 217 hits, 80 extra-base hits, 106 RBIs, 149 runs, a 1.012 OPS and 84 strikeouts.
He joined Lou Gehrig (1927), Chuck Klein ('30) and Joe DiMaggio ('37) as the only players to hit at least .335 with 40 home runs, 215 hits, 80 extra-base hits, 100 RBIs, 145 runs and a 1.000 OPS with fewer than 90 strikeouts.
Mookie Betts (Dodgers) and Corbin Carroll (D-backs) were the other First Team outfielders. Aaron Judge (Yankees), Adolis García (Rangers) and Kyle Tucker (Astros) earned Second Team outfielder honors. This was Acuña’s first career First Team selection. He was a Second Team selection in 2019 and '20.
Riley led all MLB third basemen with 5.2 fWAR. He recorded his third straight 30-homer season and hit .281 with 37 homers and a .861 OPS. He was also the First Team third baseman in 2021.
José Ramírez (Guardians) was elected the Second Team third baseman.
Strider was the Majors’ only 20-game winner this year, and his franchise-record 281 strikeouts were 44 more than any other Major Leaguer. His 36.8% strikeout rate ranks fourth all time among pitchers with at least 180 innings in a season. Those ahead of him are Gerrit Cole (39.9 in 2019) Pedro Martinez (37.5 in 1999) and Randy Johnson (37.4 in 2001).
The other First Team pitchers were Cole (Yankees), Zac Gallen (D-backs), Blake Snell (Padres) and Shohei Ohtani (Angels).
Freddie Freeman (Dodgers) was elected the First Team first baseman.
Albies hit 33 homers and produced a .849 OPS. This was the 26-year-old switch-hitter’s second 30-homer season.
Marcus Semien (Rangers) was elected the First Team second baseman.
ATLANTA -- Will Benson remembered the baseball practices he endured on the small fields at Sandtown Park and his desire to reach the top of the hill to play on the big ones. He eventually made it to the bigger fields, the Minors as the No. 14 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and, ultimately, the big leagues.But Benson hasn’t forgotten the community that helped build him.On an overcast, chilly and windy Saturday morning, Ben...
ATLANTA -- Will Benson remembered the baseball practices he endured on the small fields at Sandtown Park and his desire to reach the top of the hill to play on the big ones. He eventually made it to the bigger fields, the Minors as the No. 14 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and, ultimately, the big leagues.
But Benson hasn’t forgotten the community that helped build him.
On an overcast, chilly and windy Saturday morning, Benson and his nonprofit organization, Future is Near, brought warmth and joy to over 40 families in need by providing more than 130 gifts in the foundation’s second toy drive at Kingdom Difference Church and Sandtown Park.
“I really believe that's just the Lord working through me to be honest, and I always grew up looking at other professional players do that for their community,” Benson said. “I always look at the things that LeBron James did for Ohio and the things that he continues to do for his hometown. … I would like to fall into that envelope.”
Will Benson knows his purpose extends well beyond the diamond. As an ambassador of the MLB Players Trust, he is utilizing the resources he has to give back to his hometown of Atlanta and beyond. ?? pic.twitter.com/k5Zp8wxvnI— MLBPA (@MLBPA) December 13, 2023
When Benson arrived at his childhood church and park, he walked around and reflected on all of his memories. The Reds outfielder took photos with families and handed out a variety of Christmas gifts. He compared the toy drive to The Jackson 5 song, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
Benson was joined by Future is Near board members, including his mother Ramona, and A’s outfielder Lawrence Butler.
“Everything’s about giving back to the community,” Butler said. “So if we can come back to our home park, help some families out, [and] make some Christmas [memories], that's just a beautiful thing.”
Since being drafted, Benson has been active in the Metro Atlanta area through Future is Near. The nonprofit’s goal is to empower youth to achieve their dreams and make a difference through inspiration, funding and navigation.
The organization has held a variety of events, such as “Walk Through the Streets of Atlanta,” which handed out snacks and supplies to those in need in the city, and the Sandlot Stars Youth Camp, a program in Georgia designed to help kids hone their baseball skills.
“Will has always been that type of person,” servant pastor of the Kingdom Difference Family Fellowship Albert Lindsey said. “As soon as he was drafted, I got a call from his mom saying, ‘Will wants to do something for the church.’ So that foundation has always been in place, and that consistency and continuity is who Will is.”
Benson’s commitment to helping his community and youth baseball led to his induction to the South Fulton Hall of Fame in November. In the coming years, he hopes his foundation’s events grow larger in scale and impact. With the help from those closest to him, Benson believes it is possible.
“[Their support] means everything to me, it means the world to me,” Benson said. “It solidifies who's really in my circle, so I know who's really rocking with me, and who's willing to help me change my community and, in the grand scheme, change the world.”
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Tonight, Major League Baseball announced its 2023 All-MLB Team on a made-for-broadcast event held in Las Vegas and aired on the MLB Network.The All-MLB Team began in 2019 and encompasses both leagues and is awarded with a First Team and Second Team. Selection is based on a fan vote and a panel of baseball experts, each of which accounts for 50-percent of the vote total.Led by the unanimous 2023 National League Most Valuable Player, Ronald Acuna, Jr., the At...
Tonight, Major League Baseball announced its 2023 All-MLB Team on a made-for-broadcast event held in Las Vegas and aired on the MLB Network.
The All-MLB Team began in 2019 and encompasses both leagues and is awarded with a First Team and Second Team. Selection is based on a fan vote and a panel of baseball experts, each of which accounts for 50-percent of the vote total.
Led by the unanimous 2023 National League Most Valuable Player, Ronald Acuna, Jr., the Atlanta Braves had five players receive All-MLB Team honors.
Receiving All-MLB First Team honors with Acuña, Jr. were starting pitcher Spencer Strider and third baseman Austin Riley. Second Team honors were bestowed upon first baseman Matt Olson and second baseman Ozzie Albies.
Acuña, Jr. was the first player in MLB history have a 40+ home run/70+ stolen base season while leading the National League in numerous offensive categories. He was named a 2023 Silver Slugger and the 2023 TSN MLB Player of the Year. Acuña, Jr. was also announced as the winner of the 2023 Hank Aaron Award for the best offensive player in the National League during the All-MLB Team ceremony broadcast.
Strider led MLB in strikeouts with 281 and wins with 20 during a 2023 season that saw him start 32 games and pitch 186.2 innings. He also led MLB in strikeouts per nine with 13.5 and the National League in FIP with 2.85. He finished fourth the National League Cy Young award and was named to his first All-Star game.
Riley was named All-MLB First Team for the second time in his career. In 159 games, he hit 37 home runs and drove in 97 runs while scoring 117 times. For the season he slashed .281/.345/.516 good for a 128 OPS+. He also won a Silver Slugger and finished seventh in the NL MVP voting.
Despite Olson leading MLB in games played, home runs and RBI, he earned Second Team honor behind former Brave Freddie Freeman. For the season, Olson set the Braves franchise record with 54 home runs and drove in 139 runs while scoring 127 time. He slashed .283/.389/.604 - all of which were career highs - and his slugging percentage was the best in the National League. He won the Silver Slugger and finished fourth in the NL MVP voting this year as well.
Albies, who finished 16th in the NL MVP voting, scored 96 runs while driving in 109 in 148 games during the 2023 campaign. He hit 33 home runs in route to a .280/.336/.513 slash line which was good for a career-best 124 OPS+. He also stole 13 bases while only be caught once.
All five of Atlanta’s All-MLB Team honorees were All-Stars in 2023.
Prior Atlanta Braves First Team All-MLB honorees include: Riley (2021), Freeman (2020), Marcell Ozuna (2020) and Max Fried (2020).
Braves garnering Second Team All-MLB honors in past years are: Fried (2022, 2021), Freeman (2021, 2019), Albies (2021), Acuña, Jr. (2020, 2019) and Michael Soroka (2019).