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 Raleigh, NC. 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 Raleigh'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 Raleigh, NC.
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
This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporterRaleigh, N.C. — The economy is strange right now. The stock market keeps making sharp downturns, inflation is up and supply chain issues are causing delays and higher costs – but at the same time, job availability is also so high that many co...
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Raleigh, N.C. — The economy is strange right now. The stock market keeps making sharp downturns, inflation is up and supply chain issues are causing delays and higher costs – but at the same time, job availability is also so high that many companies are hurting for employees.
Many people look at the stock market and see a snapshot of the economy. But the professor who crafts North Carolina's economic outlook says there's much more to the picture - and it's not all bad news.
A recession is certainly possible this year. Prices are up and the stock market is making people nervous. So WRAL News asked UNC Charlotte Economist John Connaughton for a better understanding of the economic outlook.
He says was have a 50-50 chance of a recession this year.
“I would be very, very cautious for those who are thinking of retiring in the near future and hoping we can work our way through this," he says.
Evie Libby, who is retired, says the money she lives on does not go as far as it once did.
"Everything is crazy right now," says Libby. "You have to learn to live with less when it gets like this."
Brian Raleigh with Raleigh Wealth Management says, "This is part of the market - the ups and downs."
When he looks at the profits companies are still making, he feels good about where we are going.
"We don’t think we are looking at a recession, but we have volitility," he says.
If you are around retirement time, put your money is safer places than wildly swinging stocks.
"What I tell people is all stocks aren't created equal," he says. "But the dividend stocks are still on sale."
Should we find ourselves in a recession, Connaughton has another prediction that might ease your mind.
“If we get a recession this year – it will be very short," he says.
Consumer confidence also plays a role in the direction of the economy. Raleigh believes if we over-react to all that is happening, that could become a big part of the problem.
Time is running out to apply for three programs that can help Wake County residents save money on their property tax bills.North Carolina has three property tax relief programs that counties offer to residents who meet certain demographics.In all, there have been 5,775 exclusions approved in Wake County.Some nonprofits, including One Wake and Habitat for Humanity for Wake County, have called on Wake County and the city of Raleigh to create new programs similar to ones offered in Mecklenburg, Durham and Orange counties....
Time is running out to apply for three programs that can help Wake County residents save money on their property tax bills.
North Carolina has three property tax relief programs that counties offer to residents who meet certain demographics.
In all, there have been 5,775 exclusions approved in Wake County.
Some nonprofits, including One Wake and Habitat for Humanity for Wake County, have called on Wake County and the city of Raleigh to create new programs similar to ones offered in Mecklenburg, Durham and Orange counties.
The Wake County Board of Commissioners will discuss potential new programs June 13.
Here are some of the existing programs:
Applicants must be a veteran discharged under honorable conditions or their unmarried surviving spouse. The veteran must have a “total and permanent disability” that is connected to their time in the military or received benefits for specially adapted housing.
The program excludes up to the first $45,000 of the appraised value of the home of the veteran.
People do not have to reapply for this program every year.
There have been 1,873 exclusions approved for the disabled veterans program.
This program excludes $25,000 or up to 50% of a home value from taxation, whichever is larger.
Applicants must be 65 years old or older or permanently disabled as of Jan. 1. Gross income for an applicant can’t exceed $31,900.
People do not have to reapply for this program every year.
It’s the most used program in Wake County with 3,693 exclusions approved.
This program is also called the circuit breaker program.
Applicants have to be 65 or older and permanently disabled as of Jan. 1. Gross income for an applicant can’t exceed $47,850.
Applicants must have owned and lived in the home for the last five years and must apply every year.
This program limits taxes to a percentage of the applicant’s income and taxes above the limit are deferred until a future date.
“The last three years of deferred taxes become payable with interest if a disqualifying event occurs,” according to Wake County’s website. “Disqualifying events include death of the owner or transfer of the property where the owner’s share is not passed to another qualifying owner, and failure to use the property as the owner’s permanent residence.”
Just 129 exclusions have been approved for this program.
Go to wakegov.com/tax and click on “tax relief programs.”
To submit an application, email [email protected], mail to PO Box 231, Raleigh, NC 27602 or hand deliver to 301 S. McDowell St., Suite 3800, Raleigh.
For questions call 919-856-5400.
Terquavion Smith’s week at the NBA draft combine went so well, both Wednesday in skill and agility testing and in Thursday’s scrimmage game, his agent advised him he didn’t need to play in Friday’s scrimmage.That’s how strong the 6-foot-2 freshman guard from N.C. State played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams as they prepare for the June 23 NBA draft.Smith has the option of returning to play for the Wolfpack next season. On Friday, despite him being a fast-rising prospect among NBA ...
Terquavion Smith’s week at the NBA draft combine went so well, both Wednesday in skill and agility testing and in Thursday’s scrimmage game, his agent advised him he didn’t need to play in Friday’s scrimmage.
That’s how strong the 6-foot-2 freshman guard from N.C. State played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams as they prepare for the June 23 NBA draft.
Smith has the option of returning to play for the Wolfpack next season. On Friday, despite him being a fast-rising prospect among NBA draft analysts, he said he has not yet closed the door on staying with the Wolfpack.
“I need to hear a guarantee,” Smith said, “Guarantee of first round. I‘m shooting for top 20 just because I know the type of player that I am and I know the talents I have and I know the type of player that I can become with the right growth and the right one-on-one development.”
The deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA draft and maintain their eligibility for college basketball is 11:59 p.m. on June 1. Smith said he’ll use the next week to firm up which direction he plans to go. His agent, Todd Ramasar of Life Sports Agency, has a pro day set up for Smith and other clients on May 25 in Los Angeles.
Smith’s teammate under coach Kevin Keatts at N.C. State last season, 6-7 forward Dereon Seabron, was a full participant at the combine this week. After going through skills and agility testing on Wednesday, Seabron played in 40-minute scrimmages both Thursday and Friday.
He scored 17 points while playing Thursday’s scrimmage, producing those points 5-of-8 shooting from the field in 26 minutes of play. He added five rebounds and two steals. On Friday, Seabron played 29 minutes and scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds and four assists.
Seabron worked out for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons before arriving in Chicago and met with the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets this week. He has a workout scheduled with the Orlando Magic on May 25.
Seabron said several other teams want to work him out in June, but that’s if he decides to stay in the draft and not return to N.C. State. He’s yet to make that call, though, and he doesn’t have a specific thing in mind, like a first-round guarantee or anything.
“I don’t really know,” he said Friday. “It’s nothing specific. It’s just depends upon how the feedback goes when I talk to teams.”
Before making that choice, he said he’ll gather with his inner circle, including his mother and Keatts, to discuss it all.
A freshman guard from Greenville, Smith averaged 16.3 points per game while making 36.9% of his 3-point shots at N.C. State during his first season of college basketball.
While working in front of pro scouts, Smith said he was successful in showing he’s more than just a scorer.
“Just facilitating for others, showing it I can pass and be lead guard,” Smith said. “I feel like I did that. I made great passes and reads yesterday at a high level.”
On Wednesday during the combine’s skill drills and agility testing, Smith wowed with a 38.5-inch maximum vertical leap that was sixth-best among the field of invited players. Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler had the best at 41.5 inches.
Smith’s time in the lane agility drill of 10.63 seconds was No. 4 in the combine as Gonzaga’s Julian Strawther had the best at 10.3 seconds.
Smith hit 18 of 25 shots (72%) during a 3-point shooting drill.
Against live competition in Thursday’s 40-minute scrimmage, Smith hit 6 of 17 shots, including 3 of 10 3-pointers, to score his 17 points. He added six rebounds and two assists.
Smith said he feels like he’s already been able to exceed what he accomplished in college this week.
“I was definitely happy with how I played,” Smith said. “I showed a lot more than I showed in college.”
The New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams Smith said he’s met with in Chicago.
This story was originally published May 21, 2022 6:10 AM.
The N.C. State baseball team enters the ACC baseball tournament this week as the No. 10 seed.The Wolfpack (33-20, 14-15 ACC) will face No. 6 seed Wake Forest (39-16-1, 15-14-1) at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and will take on No. 3 Miami (39-16, 20-10) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.This week’s matchup will mark the first meeting of the season between the Pack and Hurricanes. The Demon Deacons won three games in Raleigh during the final weekend of the regular season.The trio of teams are in Pool C. The team with the best record afte...
The N.C. State baseball team enters the ACC baseball tournament this week as the No. 10 seed.
The Wolfpack (33-20, 14-15 ACC) will face No. 6 seed Wake Forest (39-16-1, 15-14-1) at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and will take on No. 3 Miami (39-16, 20-10) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
This week’s matchup will mark the first meeting of the season between the Pack and Hurricanes. The Demon Deacons won three games in Raleigh during the final weekend of the regular season.
The trio of teams are in Pool C. The team with the best record after pool play advances to the weekend. If the teams are tied after the completion of pool play, the team with the highest seed in the pool will advance to the semifinals.
All ACC tournament games will be played at Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights. During pool play, the games will be broadcast on Regional Sports Networks and ACC Network Extra.
After appearing in the ACC title game a year ago and advancing to the College World Series, N.C. State didn’t have the bounce-back season many expected. That can all be corrected, though, with a good showing in Charlotte this week.
What are the projections for N.C. State to play beyond the ACC tournament?
Currently, D1baseball.com has the Wolfpack as the No. 3 seed in the Eugene Regional. Oregon is the top seed in that regional. The rest of that field includes No. 2 Gonzaga and No. 4 UNLV. N.C. State made five straight trips to the NCAA tournament from 2015-19. There was no tournament in 2020 due to COVID, and N.C. State was back in 2021.
The Wolfpack has not won an ACC tournament since 1992.
N.C. State rookie first baseman Tommy White broke the ACC’s freshman home run record, which stood for 24 years, hitting 23 this season.
White, a native of St. Pete Beach, Florida, is two homers away from the Pack single-season record and three away from the NCAA record.
White led the team in hits (80) and RBIs (68).
On Monday, White was named the ACC freshman of the year. He is the fourth N.C. State player to be selected as the league’s freshman of the year and the first since 2018.
In his collegiate debut, White hit three home runs against Evansville. He finished that opening weekend with five home runs. White has five games this season with multiple home runs.
N.C. State had three players make all-tournament teams at the end of the regular season.
Along with White (all-ACC freshman team, all-ACC first team), sophomore LuJames Groover (second team) and senior Devonte Brown (third team) were honored.
Groover had 78 hits with a team-leading .431 on-base percentage. He had a .355 batting average, with at least one hit in 44 games.
Brown led the team with a .431 on-base percentage, with 61 runs scored and 13 home runs. Brown, a center fielder, did not commit an error in ACC play this season.
Unfortunately, momentum isn’t on N.C. State’s side as it heads to Charlotte.
Wake Forest swept the Wolfpack over the weekend in Raleigh, shutting out N.C. State, 5-0, in Saturday’s finale.
The Wolfpack is 4-6 in its last 10 games against the Demon Deacons. A loss in pool play would tie N.C. State’s longest losing streak to Wake Forest (four games).
This week will be the first time since 2012 (Greensboro) the two teams will meet at a neutral site. N.C. State won that game, 7-3.
This story was originally published May 23, 2022 1:51 PM.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — How healthy are North Carolina’s seniors?A new report says our state has some work to do to improve the health of its oldest residents.North Carolina ranks 34th nationally and trails the national average in 23 of the 41 measures in which states are ranked, according to the 10th annual ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — How healthy are North Carolina’s seniors?
A new report says our state has some work to do to improve the health of its oldest residents.
North Carolina ranks 34th nationally and trails the national average in 23 of the 41 measures in which states are ranked, according to the 10th annual state-by-state breakdown from a research foundation backed by UnitedHealthcare.
Utah was the healthiest state for seniors, followed by Vermont and Minnesota. Mississippi was the least-healthy, with No. 48 Kentucky and No. 49 Louisiana only slightly better.
“We have a decade’s worth of data to look at the health of seniors in our nation and each of our states,” said Dr. Rhonda Randall, the chief medical officer for the employer and individual segment of UnitedHealthcare.
It’s not all gloom for our state. The study finds we are doing a few things well.
North Carolina ranks in the top five nationally when it comes to cancer screenings for people between 65 and 75, and in flu vaccinations for those older than 65. The state also is in the top 20 in vaccinating seniors for pneumonia.
But there is plenty of room for improvement.
Drug deaths rose 85 percent during the past decade in North Carolina, with more than six out of every 100,000 seniors in the state dying, mostly due to overdoses of non-prescribed opioids with some also attributed to accidents and mistakes with prescription drugs.
“It mirrors the national trend, but I think what is enlightening here is a lot of people might not expect to see that trend in seniors,” Randall said. “We were seeing those trends going in the wrong direction for all populations, including seniors, prior to the pandemic. But we did see some worsening over the last several years.”
The report also dings North Carolina for the quality of its nursing homes (only 30 percent are rated four or five stars), the rate of seniors facing food insecurity (15 percent) and that 1 in 6 seniors is dealing with frequent physical distress.
But there is a common thread in some other aspects where North Carolina falls short: For the most part, they’re behaviors that people can do something about.
— Less than 20 percent get enough exercise, putting the state 42nd.
— North Carolina’s smoking rate ranks 38th, with more than 1 in 10 seniors saying they smoke.
— And the state is 32nd when it comes to eating enough fruits and vegetables.
“Those are things that are in our individual control — so that’s the good news,” Randall said.
“Maybe the call to action here for seniors in North Carolina, who had one of the lowest rates of exercise in the nation, where less than one in five seniors get any more exercise than just their activities of daily living. … There’s an opportunity not only to do that for yourself, but to bring a friend or somebody in your community along with you and see what you can do there.”
Because of the lag the collecting and reporting of the data, this report is the first to include the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on seniors. It’s long been known that seniors were particularly vulnerable to COVID — which is why they were among the first in line when the vaccine rollout started in December 2020.
Randall says the “most sobering” statistic at a national level was the 17 percent increase in early deaths on a per capita basis — nearly 120,000 more early deaths across the U.S. in 2020, according to the report.
COVID was the third-leading cause of death among older adults in 2020, contributing to more than 76,000 of them, the report says.
“We also saw some really serious concerns of other causes of death (and) about two-thirds of that is attributed to COVID,” Randall said.