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Considered as gift from the Gods and peace symbol, the olive tree and its precious fruit are interwoven with the Greek tradition for the past 5,000 years. Olive oil, known from antiquity for its miraculous properties, was for Hippocrates, the ancient great healer, a fact that has been confirmed by modern scientific research.
Source of many nutrients, olive oil is a basic ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet. It contributes to a balanced nutrition, stabilizes the metabolism and assists in the healthy development of children. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, it helps keep cholesterol levels low. It is a source of natural antioxidants (polyphenols), contains vitamin E, contributes to the strengthening of the immune system and retards the aging process.
Sellas Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a well-balanced olive oil that derives from cold-pressing of excellent quality olives, has low acidity (up to 0.5%), maintains the freshness of the aromas of the Greek olive grove and accompanies harmoniously any culinary creation.
Sellas Ltd has been in operation since 1992, in the sector of production and sale of Greek Olive oil. In its contemporary facilities the olive oil is produced under excellent conditions and stored in an ideal environment. The company's experience and knowledge, is in a position to ensure the quality of the natural and organoleptic (sensory) characteristics of its olive oil, because it controls all processes, both in the olive grove at the olive-press, along its storage, standardization and transport.
The olive groves are in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece, in a place called : Nemea. In Greek mythology, Nemea was ruled by king Lycurgus and queen Eurydice. Nemea was famous in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion, which was killed by the ancient hero Heracles.
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SELLAS production process is certified with Food Safety Management System ISO 22OO:2002 and Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008.
2018 Silver Medal Award on the NYIOOC world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Awarded with Silver Standard of Excellence for High Phenolic Levels by The Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards Committee 2016. Silver Medal Award on London International Olive Oil Competition 2016
Originating directly from the Greek plains and mountains, Greek Raw Organic Forest & Flowers Honey is a nutrient-packed delicacy infused with flowers that offer a beautiful, aromatic taste experience.
Unlike commercial types, raw, organic honey retains bee pollen and all of its great health properties as we do not use ultra filtration processes. One of nature’s most nutrient rich foods, bee pollen is packed with protein and amino acids which means it is not only delicious, it’s beneficial to our health as well!
Our Greek Raw Organic Forest & Flowers Honey is a delicate, tasty treat with a host of health benefits. Bee nectar offers a low glycemic index (GI), which is essential for good health and nutrition, and is a superior alternative for refined sugar due to its glucose and fructose content.
Rich in B vitamins, vitamin C and mineral salts, organic honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which have proven effective in healing wounds. It is also an ergogenic aid that can boost athletic performance and help with muscle recuperation, as well as facilitate fat burning when consumed with warm water.
Including organic honey in our daily diet, either as an addition to other foods or on its own, can help with weight control, allergies, immunity against conditions such as cancer and heart disease and even anti-aging. It digests more easily than sugar and so promotes the healthy regulation of insulin, making it a much better option than refined-sugar sweeteners.
It is estimated that over 70% of the global market contains commercial honey which has little to no nutritional value. Opting for raw, organic Greek honey allows you to enjoy more natural flavours and an abundance of health benefits.
Crystallization and quality: Crystallization is a natural phenomenon not related to the quality of the honey and does not cause any changes in its' nutritional value. A crystallized honey is neither adulterated nor damaged. It can be liquidated easily if you place the jar in a bain -mari with hot water 40 ° Celsius for a few mins.
Product of Organic Farming. Certified by DIO Organization (GR-BIO-01) in accordance with EU Agriculture regulations. We won Gold Medal on the 5th International Award for the Best Organic Honey in Italy 2015 & 2010. Top product of the year for the Life Style Awards on 2012.
Tahini Spread is made of Raw Tahini, which is the product of ground sesame seeds. Tahini is widely considered to be a 'Nutritional Treasure' . Tahini is a Greek traditional food, a key ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine.
The ways to use tahini are endless - luckily, because of its distinctive taste, it's possible to use it in both sweet and savoury foods. You can even make the simplest yet most delicious salad dressing using lemon juice and garlic, and hey presto, you've just added a dollop of health onto your plate! Try this simple yet delicious raw vegan recipe involving tahini for the simplest, sweetest dessert that you'll ever try! Thanks to its heavyweight presence, you only need a little tahini to add heft to an otherwise puny dish. Its mouth-coating, nutty taste is intense, yet supremely versatile. Just a dessertspoon, mixed with water, lemon juice and a hint of garlic, makes a lip-smacking dressing for salads, grilled or fried meat and falafels. Without tahini, there's no hummus or baba ganoush.
Greek Tahini contains more protein than milk and most nuts. It's a rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function, vitamin E, which is very protective against diseases, and important minerals, such as magnesium, iron and calcium. Most people prefer the paler type, made from hulled (skinned) seeds. Greek Tahini is also an excellent source of omega-3 which helps in the development of nervous tissue, which in turn encourages brain health. Another huge benefit of tahini is its high fibre and protein levels - all of which you're getting from the power of plants. Amazing!
Keep it in a cool and dry place. No need for refrigerate after opening. Some presence of sesame oil on the surface is a natural phenomenon. Stir very well, before use.
The company applies Integrated Management System for quality certified production, of ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 22000: 2005.
Kalamon olives are produced mainly in Greece. This type of olive is considered as a superior variety of edible olives which thrives in an arid environment with dry and low moisture soil in order the fruits to grow. The Kalamon fruits usually ripen during mid-November to early January which is the late fall to midwinter. The Kalamon or Kalamata olives are widely used in cooking and as an ingredient in a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes. The Kalamon with its distinct superior taste and quality is one of the widely exported Greek produce. The Kalamon olives are one of the top exported food items from Greece all over the world.
Kalamon or Kalamata olives are suitable in many food dishes. This type of olive is the common table olive that most people around the world are fond of.The Kalamon olives exude a salty and tangy taste that could give a nice kick to any food dishes. The Kalamon olives are included in some sandwiches, pizzas, rice dishes and small portioned tapas.
Note that the Kalamon olives exude a rich color as well as distinct flavor this could some spark in salad dishes and rich rice meals. The main ingredients of the olive flesh are: water, oil, sugars, proteins, organic acids, minerals, etc. Olives have 10 times more antioxidants than olive oil. They contain significant amounts of vitamin A and E, which together contribute to the good health of the skin. It is rich in phenolic compounds, that help for the proper functioning of our body, and trace elements such as iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
Decreasing saltiness from olives : soak them for 2 hours in a bowl of fresh water. Then replace the water with clean water, and let them soak for two hours more.
Our olives have the Protected Destination of Origin certification by the European Union (PDO). New harvest !!
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.
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