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Market bursts with color on morning stroll

We took a walk through Jerusalem's famous Mahane Yehuda market to pick up some goodies.


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This shop sells some of the freshest varieties of trail mix you'll find anywhere.This shop sells some of the freshest varieties of trail mix you'll find anywhere.Photo: Benyamin Cohen
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If you're looking to incorporate a healthy diet into your daily routine, you might want to consider a morning walk through the popular Mahane Yehuda Market in the heart of Jerusalem.

The more than 250 vendors sell some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and fish – the backbone of the Mediterranean diet. If you decide to go, may we suggest you leave yourself plenty of time, as there's so much fresh food here that will catch your attention.

Last week, From The Grapevine had the opportunity to stroll through the market and meander from stall to stall. By the end, we had enough food to last us a while. Below, just some of the various bright and colorful sights we saw...

Many customers purchase bags of dried fruit to use for weeks as they can stored in your freezer.Many customers purchase bags of dried fruit to use for weeks as they can stored in your freezer. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Dried fruit like hibiscus, sliced almonds and kiwi are popular items at the market.Dried fruit like hibiscus, sliced almonds and kiwi are popular items at the market. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Make your own fresh drinks with these different varieties of chai tea, strawberry tea, sage tea, blue berry tea, saffron tea and more.Make your own fresh drinks with these different varieties of chai tea, strawberry tea, sage tea, blueberry tea, saffron tea and more. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

A closeup of the bowl of trail mix that can be crushed to make Israeli lemon tea.A closeup of the bowl of trail mix that can be crushed to make Israeli lemon tea. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

There are baked goods galore to satisfy your inner sweet tooth.There are baked goods galore to satisfy your inner sweet tooth. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

A variety of Mediterranean olives are on sale.A variety of Mediterranean olives are on sale. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

The market has long hours and and stays busy throughout the day.The market has long hours and and stays busy throughout the day. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Yes, there's lot of healthy food at the market, but you'll also find lots of candy choices there as well.Yes, there's lot of healthy food at the market, but you'll also find lots of candy choices there as well for that inner kid in all of us. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Dried fruit can often come with additives when you buy in prepackaged containers. But at this market, all you're getting is the real deal.Dried fruit can often come with additives when you buy in prepackaged containers. But at this market, all you're getting is the real deal. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

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