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 Oakland, CA. 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 Oakland'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 Oakland, CA.
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
Two 7-1 teams met Friday night in Brentwood looking to go 8-1 before preparing for season finales against bitter rivals. The Oakland Patriots traveled to Ravenwood to take on the Raptors in a rematch of one of the more entertaining games of last season.The game began with a flurry of uncharacteristic errors from the Patriots with some miscommunication on the kick return team, followed by a missed pass, a drop, and the ensuing punt being blocked and taken into the endzone for a Ravenwood touchdown. The Raptors capitalized on the moment...
Two 7-1 teams met Friday night in Brentwood looking to go 8-1 before preparing for season finales against bitter rivals. The Oakland Patriots traveled to Ravenwood to take on the Raptors in a rematch of one of the more entertaining games of last season.
The game began with a flurry of uncharacteristic errors from the Patriots with some miscommunication on the kick return team, followed by a missed pass, a drop, and the ensuing punt being blocked and taken into the endzone for a Ravenwood touchdown. The Raptors capitalized on the momentum by surprising the Patriots with an onside kick that they recovered and less than five minutes into the game were looking to go up two scores. Oakland needed their defense, who so far in the season had only allowed a mind blowing 7.75 points per game, to settle things down as the Raptors looked to blow that average out of the water in just the first half of the first quarter. The Patriots defense stepped up and turned the Raptors over on downs, but the offense continued to make deadly mistakes as an underthrown ball was intercepted and taken back to the goal line. Davis Dowland finished it off on the next play and Ravenwood had taken a 12-0 lead (neither PAT was successful) in the first quarter over the Three-peat state champions. After both teams traded punts Oakland entered Raptor the and the first quarter came to a close.
As the second quarter began, Oakland’s offense capped off an imposing drive with an Ashton Jones touchdown run to make it 12-7 Ravenwood. After forcing a short punt from the Raptors, Oakland picked up where they left off by gashing Ravenwood with a physical run game, but finished their second touchdown drive off with a pass from Kyler Creasy to Chase Bandy to take their first lead and make it 13-12 Oakland after a failed two-point attempt. After forcing another punt Oakland extended their lead as Duane Morris took it over the goal line on the next play from just outside the endzone thanks to a massive punt return featuring a nasty stiff arm by Craig Tutt. After forcing yet another punt from Ravenwood, it was clear the Patriots defense had found their groove and the Raptors were paying for it in the form of points; 28 of them to be exact as Ashton Jones scored his second touchdown of the night and extended the lead to 28-12 with all 28 unanswered coming in the second quarter. Those were the last points scored in the first half filled with should’ves, would’ves, and could’ves, for Ravenwood and a furious regroup and response by the defending state champions.
The third quarter was completely quiet and it seemed as though no points would be scored as Oakland chewed clock and both teams traded punts, Until Craig Tutt picked off Femi Babalola near the Ravenwood 25-yard line and returned it to make the lead 35-12. That remained the score as we entered the final quarter as Oakland marched closer to be the team to advance to 8-1.
With just under nine minutes to go Ravenwood was able to end a long drive with a touchdown to cut the lead to 35-18 after a failed two point try. As time became a factor, It seemed that Ravenwood had done too little too late. There was a spark of hope as the Raptors intercepted Creasy with a chance to make it a 10 point game but gave it back to the Pats on the very next play with an interception of their own. With seven minutes to go and Oakland more than content to chew clock (and effectively picking up first downs while doing so) Ravenwood was out of time. As time expired Oakland added another score that you can watch below and our final score from Ravenwood was 42-18.
Our MVP of the game is Craig Tutt. Craig played on offense, defense, and special teams Friday night and made plays in all three phases. You can hear what he had to say after the game below.
One of America’s longest standing African American dance companies is celebrating 50 years on stage. They also call Oakland home. Velena Jones reports.Slide 1 of 30Oakland-based dance company celebrates 50 years...
One of America’s longest standing African American dance companies is celebrating 50 years on stage. They also call Oakland home. Velena Jones reports.
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In a move cheered by environmentalists and public health groups but opposed by the oil industry, the Biden administration has approved new rules aimed at reducing the amount of air pollution emitted by large ships when they are docked at ports along the state’s coastline.The ships — which can be more than 800 feet long and 100 feet wide — emit soot from huge diesel engines and boilers when they are sitting at the dock, sometimes for days. That pollution can affect communities in waterfront cities like Oakland, Richmo...
In a move cheered by environmentalists and public health groups but opposed by the oil industry, the Biden administration has approved new rules aimed at reducing the amount of air pollution emitted by large ships when they are docked at ports along the state’s coastline.
The ships — which can be more than 800 feet long and 100 feet wide — emit soot from huge diesel engines and boilers when they are sitting at the dock, sometimes for days. That pollution can affect communities in waterfront cities like Oakland, Richmond, Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, increasing the risk of asthma, heart attacks and other health problems.
Since 2007, California has required large cargo ships and cruise ships to plug in to the local power grid to obtain electricity when they arrive at a port, so their engines and boilers don’t idle, a practice that reduces air pollution.
The new rules, approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday and published in the Federal Register on Friday, expand those requirements to include oil tankers, chemical tankers and car-carrying ships. They will be phased in between now and Jan. 1, 2027.
Officials with the California Air Resources Board say tankers and car carriers emit 56% of all the particulate pollution from ships at berth in California, and that the new rules, which it passed in 2020, will save 237 lives, and yield $2.3 billion in public health savings by 2032.
“Pollution from ocean-going vessels is causing poisonous air for people living near the ports and is increasing regional smog,” said Bill Magavern, policy director at the Coalition for Clean Air, an environmental group with offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. “This rule will help people in port communities and in California coastal regions breathe healthier air.”
Air pollution in port cities spiked during the COVID pandemic, when dozens of ships backed up at ports.
The shipping industry opposed the new California rules. It objected to the way that emissions are calculated. Under the original rule, total emissions from a company’s shipping fleet at the dock had to be reduced 50% by 2014 from 2007 levels, then 70% by 2017 and 80% by 2020. The new rule requires a 90% reduction, but from each ship, rather than from a fleet average, said Mike Jacob, vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, an industry group in Oakland.
“We already are under an existing rule,” Jacob said. “We think the way it occurs right now is better. We have invested over $1.5 billion in shore-power infrastructure. We felt going through another process for determining whether or not you are compliant was like ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.'”
The oil industry is suing over the new rules.
A tanker can comply if it either plugs into the power grid at the dock, or if it puts in place an exhaust-scrubbing device that captures the fumes from its diesel engines and boilers and cleans them.
In September 2020, the Western States Petroleum Association sued the California Air Resources Board, claiming that the technology hasn’t been invented yet for such scrubbing devices to meet the tough standards that the air board imposed.
The association, whose members include companies like Chevron and ExxonMobil, lost that lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In March, it filed an appeal.
“Right now the technology doesn’t exist to the degree that the emissions have to be capped,” said Kara Greene, a spokeswoman for the Western States Petroleum Association. “The air resources board says it will be. But there are no venders for it now.”
Environmental groups note that the California Air Resources Board, first established by former Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967 to reduce smog, often passes rules setting standards higher than current technology can achieve. The goal is to push industry to invent it by a looming deadline.
In recent years, as California’s smog levels have fallen, the agency has continued to tighten regulations on a wide variety of sources of soot pollution — called particulate pollution — including from trucks, locomotives and other sources. Such pollution can lodge deep in the lungs of people who regularly breathe it, increasing the risk of asthma, cancer, heart attacks and other ailments, particularly in low-income communities near ports, freeways, power plants, factories and rail yards.
Under the federal Clean Air Act, signed by former President Richard Nixon in 1970, California is allowed to set its own air pollution rules that are tougher than federal standards. If the EPA approves, then other states can copy California’s rules.
The Trump administration worked to deny California rules for autos, but the Obama and Biden administrations have approved them. Oftentimes, when California’s more stringent smog rules go into force, at least a dozen other states, including New York, copy them, and they eventually become the national standard.
Environmental groups this week urged other states to copy California’s new shipping pollution rules. They also urged California regulators to impose additional smog rules on ships as they sail through state waters, not just when they are sitting at the dock.
“It’s always good to see California in the driver’s seat on air pollution issues, and it’s especially good to see EPA back the Golden State,” said Regina Hsu, a senior attorney with Earthjustice, an environmental group based in San Francisco.
1988: The Oakland A’s have been good over the years—and not just 35 years ago. Kirk Gibson got ‘em in the World Series then, though.Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESSCALIFORNIA, USA — THIS DAY IN SPORTS…October 20, 1988:Riding the momentum of historic Game 1 drama, the Los Angeles Dodgers finish off the heavily-favored Oakland A’s 5-2 to win the World Series in five games. Because of Kirk Gibson’s Game 1 walk-off home run, pitcher Orel Hershiser was overshadowed in this S...
1988: The Oakland A’s have been good over the years—and not just 35 years ago. Kirk Gibson got ‘em in the World Series then, though.
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CALIFORNIA, USA — THIS DAY IN SPORTS…October 20, 1988:
Riding the momentum of historic Game 1 drama, the Los Angeles Dodgers finish off the heavily-favored Oakland A’s 5-2 to win the World Series in five games. Because of Kirk Gibson’s Game 1 walk-off home run, pitcher Orel Hershiser was overshadowed in this Series. But Hershiser was the MVP after going the distance in the decisive Game 5 and shutting out Oakland in Game 2. Hershiser was also MVP in the National League Championship Series and was coming off a regular season that saw him win the Cy Young Award with 23 wins and an MLB-record 59-inning scoreless streak. That came during a stretch that saw Hershiser record five straight shutouts.
The A’s never recovered from the legendary two-run homer by Gibson off star closer Dennis Eckersley with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in the Series opener. Gibson wasn’t expected to play, as he was hobbled by injuries to his left hamstring and right knee, but manager Tommy Lasorda summoned him as a pinch-hitter nevertheless. It’s the iconic scene of Gibson limping around the bases that has stood the test of time. Gibson wouldn’t play the rest of the Series.
The Dodgers were the only team in the 1980s to win two World Series. They wouldn’t capture another one until the COVID year in 2020. The A’s would go on to play in the next two World Series—sweeping the cross-bay rival San Francisco Giants in 1989 and being swept in turn by the Cincinnati Reds in 1990. The A’s have been good over the years despite being at or near the bottom in payroll in the majors. The “Billy Ball” era 20 years ago was only part of the story. As recently as two years ago, Oakland was 86-76 and had strung together four straight winning seasons. Three of them ended in the playoffs.
The A’s of today have been gutted by the negligence of their owner, John Fisher, as he traded most of the team’s best players and let the rest leave via free agency. The result was a 50-112 record this year and abysmal attendance (as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum crumbled), allowing Fisher to say, “See? I have to move the franchise to Las Vegas.” The “Sell The Team” faction in the Bay Area is loud, and it’s not going to give up.
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Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.The Trash Falcons of Oakland’s Lake Merritt had no shortage of unusual discoveries during their regular garbage clean-up operations. However, a recent ...
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The Trash Falcons of Oakland’s Lake Merritt had no shortage of unusual discoveries during their regular garbage clean-up operations. However, a recent encounter with a unique and unexpected resident of the area left them stunned.
Dana Berry, one of the dedicated volunteers who gathers every Sunday morning to remove waste and debris from the 3.4-mile lagoon, stumbled upon a surprising find during their routine cleanup. As Berry approached a cardboard trash receptacle to dispose of his collected debris, he was met with an unexpected sound. A low growling emanated from the bottom of the bin, catching his attention. Curious and concerned, he peered inside, only to be met with an astonishing sight – a baby raccoon with leucism, a rare pigmentation disorder that results in white coloration and spots in animals, similar to albinism.
Leucism is a genetic condition that affects the pigmentation of an animal’s skin, fur, or feathers, resulting in a striking and unusual appearance. While the exact number of leucistic raccoons residing around Lake Merritt remains unclear, previous sightings dating back to 2018 suggest the presence of at least one family in the vicinity. In 2021, a group of these raccoons was spotted near the lagoon, and even as recently as this month, some were seen making off with people’s leftover burritos. Yet, it remains a mystery as to which specific family this baby raccoon belongs.
Upon discovering the baby raccoon trapped at the bottom of the trashcan, Dana Berry decided to take action. He carefully lifted the little creature, understanding that it was likely terrified and in need of immediate freedom. So, Berry gently tilted the trash can, allowing the baby raccoon to escape and scamper off into a nearby tree, disappearing into the underbrush.
The Trash Falcons, a group of dedicated volunteers who have conducted 190 missions to clean up the area, were astounded by this extraordinary find. While they had rescued various animals during their clean-up efforts, including baby turtles stranded on the wrong side of the lake, discovering a trapped baby raccoon with leucism was a first for them.
Ordinarily, when a person encounters a leucistic raccoon that appears healthy, the best course of action is to leave it undisturbed. However, if the animal appears unwell or distressed, a medical check-up might be warranted. The baby raccoon that Dana Berry found appeared to have been in the bin for an extended period and seemed quite disheveled, possibly in need of care.
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