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 Columbus, OH. 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 Columbus'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 Columbus, OH.
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
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh PenguinsSunday, September 25, 2022Game 1: 1:00 PM EDT, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PAGame 2: 7:00 PM EDT, Nationwide Arena, Columbus OHTV: BlueJackets.com - Radio: 97.1 FM, audio streaming on the Blue Jackets appOpponent’s Blog: ...
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh PenguinsSunday, September 25, 2022Game 1: 1:00 PM EDT, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PAGame 2: 7:00 PM EDT, Nationwide Arena, Columbus OHTV: BlueJackets.com - Radio: 97.1 FM, audio streaming on the Blue Jackets appOpponent’s Blog: Pensburgh
Friends, welcome back to hockey season.
After opening training camp last week, and practicing before the fans in the Ice Haus on Saturday, the Blue Jackets will hit the ice for their first preseason contests of the new year. Half of the squad will make the trek to Pittsburgh to play in PPG Paints Arena at 1:00 PM while the other half will for the night cap at 7:00 PM in Nationwide Arena.
Can it be anyone else? The Blue Jackets snagged the most high profile free agent of the summer and could make his debut today in the Union Blue. Gaudreau is coming off a season where he posted a 40-75-115 statline (all career best numbers), finished as a postseason All Star, and finished 4th in Hart Trophy voting. Gaudreau immediately brings credibility to the Columbus lineup and raises expectations for the season. Fans will be clambering for their first glimpse of the prize signing.
Cole Sillinger is day to day following an upper body injury on day one of training camp … Erik Gudbranson will also likely make his debut for the Blue Jackets today … Victor Rask, Ben Harpur, and James Neal, signed to PTOs, will likely not make the roster but are camp bodies to satisfy league requirements for preseason games … all 22 players who played in Traverse City, including new draft picks Denton Mateychuk and David Jiricek, are in camp for Columbus this month
The Penguins made a big move in the off-season, trading Mike Matheson to the Montreal Canadiens for Jeff Petry to help shore up their defense … The Penguins also re-signed Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin to multi-year extensions, locking down the Penguins core for what will likely be the remainder of Sidney Crosby’s career … The Penguins also re-signed free agents Bryan Rust and Rickard Rakell to long term deals … The Penguins brough in Jan Rutta and Josh Archibald in free agency
The Buckeyes were without the highly touted Jaxon Smith-Njigba tonight. But Ohio State still has a plethora of receivers to be extremely efficient in the passing game.First Quarter:The Buckeyes started in rough field position after a bad opening kickoff. But that didn't matter. They marched down the field within the first three minutes -- with just six plays -- to put the first points on the board. After the PAT, it was 7-0 Ohio State.To start their first offensive drive, the Badgers offense couldn't get the ball ...
The Buckeyes were without the highly touted Jaxon Smith-Njigba tonight. But Ohio State still has a plethora of receivers to be extremely efficient in the passing game.
The Buckeyes started in rough field position after a bad opening kickoff. But that didn't matter. They marched down the field within the first three minutes -- with just six plays -- to put the first points on the board. After the PAT, it was 7-0 Ohio State.
To start their first offensive drive, the Badgers offense couldn't get the ball moving. Braelon Allen showing some flashes, but eventually it turned into a Graham Mertz interception. The Buckeyes then marched down the field again and scored on a 13-yard pass to Cade Stover. 14-0 after the PAT. That was on just two offensive plays for the Buckeyes.
That wasn't all. The Buckeyes marched down the field again and Stover scored his second touchdown of the day. 21-0 after the PAT.
After the first quarter, the Badgers' offense ran just nine total offensive plays. The Buckeyes had 210 total offensive yards while the Badgers had just 23. 21-0 Ohio State.
To start the second quarter, Ohio State continued to take control of this game. Buckeyes running back Myan Williams had his second touchdown of the night. After the PAT, it was a commanding 28-0 Ohio State lead.
On the Badgers' next offensive drive, they slowly started to move the ball. Mertz was under heavy pressure for almost every play. On that same drive, the Badgers scored on their 10th play with a one-yard run by Mertz. The Badgers had their first points up on the board. After the PAT, it was 28-7 Ohio State.
After that drive, the Buckeyes took over. They have scored on every single offensive drive thus far. This time, the Badgers stopped Ohio State from putting up six. Instead, they kicked a 25-yard field goal to give them a 31-7 lead over the Badgers.
The Buckeyes had their first turnover of the game with just under a minute left in the second quarter after an interception by John Torchio.
Towards the end of the first half, Badgers tight end Clay Cundiff went down with an injury that sidelined him for the rest of the game.
At halftime, Ohio State had a 31-7 lead over the Badgers.
To start the third quarter, the Badgers ran just four offensive plays and ended up punting. Once the Buckeyes took over, they scored on their eighth play of the drive after a 12-yard pass to Julian Fleming.
On the Badgers' next offensive drive, they slowly started to move the ball -- but it turned into a punt.
Towards the end of the quarter, Ohio State put up another six points after an eight-yard pass to Emeka Egbuka. After the PAT, it was 45-0 Buckeyes.
After three quarters, Ohio State had a 45-7 lead over the Badgers.
The Badgers put up six points in the first half of the fourth quarter after a two-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Acker. After the PAT, it was 45-14 Ohio State.
Ohio State scored again with another Emeka Egbuka touchdown. 52-14 after the PAT.
On offense, Braelon Allen ran for a 75-yard touchdown. After the PAT, it was now 52-21 Ohio State.
Ohio State quarterback C.J Stroud finished the day going 17/27 281, five touchdowns and an interception.
Mertz finished the day going 11/20, 94 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The Badgers head back home next weekend to take on Illinois.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Koti Epperson nearly lost her son to sepsis. Now the family is working to help others avoid the same thing.“I just assumed he had caught a virus at school and it would just need to run its course,” said Koti Epperson about her son Nash's battle with sepsis.What You Need To Know Epperson, an English professor, said on April 28, 2018, Nash was a healthy 6-year-old playing soccer earlier that morning. By the evening, he had nearly succumbed to sepsis.“We took...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Koti Epperson nearly lost her son to sepsis. Now the family is working to help others avoid the same thing.
“I just assumed he had caught a virus at school and it would just need to run its course,” said Koti Epperson about her son Nash's battle with sepsis.
Epperson, an English professor, said on April 28, 2018, Nash was a healthy 6-year-old playing soccer earlier that morning. By the evening, he had nearly succumbed to sepsis.
“We took him to (Nationwide) Children's in Columbus. They did a blood draw, and a chest X-Ray, all of those things, and while we were waiting for those test results, he started to de-compensate pretty quickly,” said Epperson.
Epperson said her son stopped breathing, was in septic shock and needed to be intubated.
Nash was on a ventilator for 7 of the 14 days he spent at Nationwide Children's Hospital — fighting for his life.
During that time the Eppersons learned Nash's septic shock was caused by a strep infection in his blood. Until the day he became ill, he was asymptomatic of any infection.
But Nash is a survivor and in the past four years, the Eppersons have become advocates for families who have undergone a similar experience.
“He was most certainly one of the fortunate ones," said Epperson. "There are about 75,000 kids in the United States every year that have severe sepsis infections and 7,000 of those succumb to that severe sepsis.”
“Not only was I talking to families about how their loved ones were dying, but their loved ones were actually dying of something that they never heard of,” said Jim O'Brien, an ICU doctor at OhioHealth.
O'Brien joined the Sepsis Alliance 15 years ago. And while he said more people are now aware of sepsis, more awareness is needed for this life-threatening condition which affects people of all ages.
“Your body has an army to fight infections. What happens with sepsis is your body starts suffering friendly fire," said O'Brien. "So someone may have a urinary tract infection for example, and instead of just fighting the infection locally, all of a sudden they have problems breathing, or they wind up with having a low blood pressure or their brain doesn't work well. That's not so much the infection spreading as the response to the infection becoming out of control, and spread throughout the body.”
As for the Eppersons, Nash is now a healthy 10-year-old who just started fifth grade and is playing various sports.
They said it's important to advocate for yourself or loved ones if you know something is not right health-wise.
“It's important to speak up and say, I suspect maybe we're having a sepsis emergency here. And can we do the appropriate test to find out if that's the case,” said Epperson.
When it comes to sepsis, doctors say a good acronym to remember is TIME.
Keep in mind, that for each hour you lose, the mortality risk increases.
Fitch Ratings - New York - 19 Sep 2022: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA-' Issuer Default Rating and Revenue Bond Rating on the Montgomery County, OH hospital facilities series 2021 issued on behalf of Dayton Children's Hospital, OH.The Rating Outlook is Stable.The bonds are secured by a pledge of gross receipts of the obligated group under the Master Indenture. The obligated group consists of both Dayton Children's Hospital and the Dayton Children's Hospital Foundation.The rating reflects Dayton Children's very health...
Fitch Ratings - New York - 19 Sep 2022: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA-' Issuer Default Rating and Revenue Bond Rating on the Montgomery County, OH hospital facilities series 2021 issued on behalf of Dayton Children's Hospital, OH.
The Rating Outlook is Stable.
The bonds are secured by a pledge of gross receipts of the obligated group under the Master Indenture. The obligated group consists of both Dayton Children's Hospital and the Dayton Children's Hospital Foundation.
The rating reflects Dayton Children's very healthy liquidity position and sound operating performance despite pandemic related expense pressures. The rating also reflects Dayton's solid position as the leading provider of pediatric services in the Dayton, Ohio (and surrounding) service area.
Although operating pressure is expected to persist into 2023, Fitch believes that performance will improve closer to historical levels in the outer years of the five year forward look as Dayton Children's continues to expand and grow its services and maintains its culture of strong cost management. Moreover, we believe Dayton's strong balance sheet allows it flexibility as it experiences softer margins and provides it with credit stability.
Revenue Defensibility: 'bbb'
Leading Market Share
Dayton Children's revenue defensibility is midrange, supported by a leading market position in the Dayton, Ohio and surrounding market. Dayton Children's is the largest provider of pediatric services in the Dayton, Ohio market, with a market share of about 87%. The next significant competitors include Nationwide Children's Hospital (AA) in Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati Children's, OH. Nationwide and Cincinnati Children's are nationally known pediatric providers, with significant tertiary and quaternary services.
Dayton Children's gross payor mix is more restrictive when compared to the adult sector, with 59.7% coming from Medicaid and self-pay patients, which is common and expected for pediatric providers; however, given their unique role in the marketplace, Dayton Children's has access to various? supplementary funds. These funding sources, while always under the threat of reduction, have stabilized over time, and are not considered materially at risk at this time. With its very strong market share, Fitch expects that Dayton Children's will continue to maintain its market essentiality.
Operating Risk: 'aa'
Strong Operating Cost Flexibility; Limited Routine Capital Needs
Dayton Children's operating risk assessment is assessed as strong and reflects the hospital's track record of solid operating margins. Even with the impact on operations due to the pandemic in the last three years, operating EBITDA and EBITDA margins have averaged 11.3% and 17.3%, respectively. Fiscal 2022 results were sound, albeit softer than the previous two years, with the hospital generating a 9.2% operating EBITDA margin. The softer margin is a direct result of higher economy-wide inflationary pressures, as the hospital saw 13.4% growth in revenue which was outstripped by 14.3% growth in total expenses.
Looking ahead, Fitch expects that operating performance will remain pressured over the near term, but over the medium results will be more in line with historical trends as Dayton Children's will bring additional outpatient facilities online and continue to focus on cost management, and look for ways to optimize revenue.
Dayton Children's is largely on a new campus with the last major capital expansions (the main hospital and south campus) both opened in 2017. The average age of plant is a very young six years as of fiscal 2022 and capital spending has averaged over 180% of annual depreciation for the last five fiscal years. Going forward, capital spending will remain elevated at about $288 million over the next five years, with approximately $51 million funded by the remaining 2021 bond proceeds.
Given the young average age of plant and the debt financing of the new outpatient facility, Fitch believes that Dayton Children's has significant financial flexibility to scale back capital spending should the need arise. The only other potential capital project would be the construction of a new behavioral health center. Plans are preliminary but management expects to fund this through some combination of state funds, philanthropy and cash flow.
Financial Profile: 'aa'
Very Strong Financial Profile through the Cycle
Dayton Children's financial profile is very strong and provides the system with high flexibility to navigate through the current economic stress and support its current capital plans. As of unaudited fiscal 2022, the system reported unrestricted reserves $694.7 million equating to cash-to-adjusted debt of 244%, a robust 464 days cash on hand and favorable net adjusted debt to adjusted EBITDA of negative 3.2x. These levels continue to exceed Fitch's 'AA' category expectations. Even through Fitch's stress analysis, Fitch expects the system will maintain solid operations and that capital related metrics with strengthen in the outer years, providing for rating stability over the long-term.
No asymmetric risk considerations affected this rating determination
Factors that could, individually or collectively, lead to negative rating action/downgrade:
--A significant debt issuance or unexpected liquidity impairment where cash-to-adjusted debt is sustained below 190%;
--A sustained deterioration in operating margins, with operating EBITDA margins that are maintained below 9%.
Factors that could, individually or collectively, lead to positive rating action/upgrade:
--Given the hospital's relatively smaller size and scale, further positive rating action is considered unlikely over the outlook period.
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Located in Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Children's operates 178 beds and saw approximately 88,000 emergency department visits, 11,500 surgeries and over 400,000 clinic visits in fiscal 2022 at the main hospital, which opened in June 2017, along with their south campus. The south campus is a stand-alone facility offering specialty care, urgent/emergency care, as well as providing surgical services, pharmacy and lab/imaging. Total operating revenue in fiscal 2022 was $599 million.
Fitch views Dayton Children's market position favorably, as it is the leading pediatric provider in the service area. The organization has broadened its geographic footprint through development of their south campus, located about 13 miles from the main campus. Dayton Children's has an aligned medical staff, which employs over 350 providers. Fitch believes Dayton Children's can utilize its integrated clinical network to continue expanding its presence and outreach, as well as begin to manage the care of their pediatric population.
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Rio Grande Sports Information COLUMBUS, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's bowling team posted a fourth place finish in the United States Bowling Conference's Welcome Back Tournament, which wrapped a two-day run on Sunday at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Rio Grande finished with 8,459 pins toppled over the course of nine games.Muskingum University captured the team title with 9,391 pins, while Midway University (9,105) and Campbellsville University (8,668) completed the top three in the eight-team field. Individually, Rio...
Rio Grande Sports Information COLUMBUS, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's bowling team posted a fourth place finish in the United States Bowling Conference's Welcome Back Tournament, which wrapped a two-day run on Sunday at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Rio Grande finished with 8,459 pins toppled over the course of nine games.
Muskingum University captured the team title with 9,391 pins, while Midway University (9,105) and Campbellsville University (8,668) completed the top three in the eight-team field. Individually, Rio had a pair of bowlers finish in the Top 10 among the 78 competitors. Senior Reece Collins (Columbus, OH) finished ninth with 1,787 pins and an average of 198.6, while freshman Alex Coffelt (Canton, OH) was 10th with 1,766 pins and an average of 198.2. Collins had the RedStorm's single-game high by rolling a 249 in game eight. Also participating for Rio was junior Daniel Gross (Cincinnati, OH), who placed 27th with 1,707 pins and an average of 189.7; sophomore Hunter Bolender (Mount Orab, OH), who was 35th with 1,603 pins toppled and a 178.1 average; junior Jalin Ragland (Columbus, OH), who was 63rd with 856 pins in five games for an average of 171.2; and freshman Shawn Woodyard (Jackson, OH), was 66th with 740 pins in four games for a average score of 185. Campbellsville's Andrew McWhorter htook medalsit honors, finishing with 2,020 pins and an average of 224.4. The RedStorm junior varsity squad finished fourth in its division of the event, finishing with 5,480 pins. Midway won the JV bracket with 8,380 pins, edging Muskingum No. 1 for the team title by 47 pins. Muskingum No. 2 finished third with 8,099 pins. Leading the RedStorm and finishing 26th overall was freshman Nathaniel Wiles (Cheboygan, MI) with 1,573 pins and a 174.8 average. Also rolling for Rio was senior Jacob Ramsey (Norton, OH), who finished 33rd with 1,486 pins and an average of 165.1; junior Billy Harmon (Pomeroy, OH), who was 39th with 1,365 pins for an average of 151.7; freshman Kaleb Dewitt (Vinton, OH), who placed 54th with 1,056 pins and a 117.3 average. The high score among junior varsity competitors belonged to Muskingum's Kenny Haslip, who placed fifth overall with 1,861 pins for an average of 206.8. Rio Grande is scheduled to return to action Saturday and Sunday at the Mid-South Conference Baker Shootout in Richmond, Ky.