Our Cretan Extra virgin olive produced exclusively from the prime olive variety ‘’ Koroneiki’’. Its max acidity is 0,5%. The selective collection of the olive and the ‘’cold extraction’’ technique used with traditional mechanical means keeps and maintains the natural substances of the olive, ensuring the excellent quality of our olive oil. The olive oil from Koroni olives is delicious, with high nutritional value, and improves the health condition of the human body. The distinctive flavour, aroma, and rich composition of the oil, that our Koroni olives produce, is indeed very special and unique.
Our Greek Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil is characterized by a bursting fresh olive taste that reflects the sunny, warm climate of our homeland: Greece. A key element of the Mediterranean diet considered one of the most beneficial foods since it is associated with longevity and prevention of diseases. Use it: in salads and marinades, you as raw olive oil brings its rich sensory characteristics. In stews, by adding it 10 minutes before the end of cooking to enjoy the intense flavor and rich aroma. In brushing grilled meats, fish, or vegetables, thereby enhancing their flavor. But also in frying wherein extra virgin olive oil is the only oil that withstands high temperatures and remains hygienic. You can fry up to 3 times, by using the same amount.
Nutritional values (per 100ml):
Elea Creta’s products are ISO 22000, IFS and HACCP certified. They won the first prize on Germany’s Olìo Top 250 awards 2010 and have been recently awarded with London’s Great Taste Gold Award for 2012.
With rich aroma and velvety taste, our honey has the most nutrients, compared to other honeys, because of its high comprehensiveness in trace elements and mineral salts. It is a delicious combination of Blossom and Pine honey from Greek plains and mountains of Serres’ prefecture. The phenomenon of crystallization is rarely observed in pine honey because it is low in sugars. It is being produced in April and from August to November. Pine honey, which is a mixture of sugars and other ingredients, provides our body with a number of nutrients. Regarding to carbohydrates, honey mainly consists of fructose (approx. 38.5%) and glucose (approx. 31%) and also smaller amounts of maltose, sucrose and galactose.
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.
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization. The Aristotle university of Thessaloniki is constantly certifying honey's high quality level, with reports
Fresh roasted Greek Coffee selected from the world’s finest varieties. Getting sealed in a protective atmosphere, just outside the roaster, guarantees perfect preservation of the unique flavor and aroma of our blend. Since 1951, we keep the tradition, by following the old successful recipe in our production. We offer you a cup of freshly roasted Greek coffee with rich taste, wonderful aroma that smells Greece. The package contains a handmade coffee pot, called ''briki''.This brass coffee pot allow the heat to be distributed slowly and evenly as our Greek coffee is brought to boil
Keep it in a cool and dry place. Maintaining the packaging airtightly closed after opening. Even in the fridge.
Halva is a Greek traditional, natural food. Macedonian Halva is produced under constant quality control, in state of the art facilities, using traditional methods and selected, high quality, ingredients. Therefore its quality and taste are consistently excellent. Tahini (pulped sesame seeds), which is halvas main ingredient, is rich in vitamins and minerals and constitutes an excellent source of high quality protein and unsaturated fat. Halva does not contain preservatives or other additives.
Due to its unique flavor and nutritional profile, Greek Macedonian Halva can be enjoyed in many ways, throughout the day. Its great taste, perfectly combined with the unique aroma and the sense of pistachio, is an excellent companion to coffee or tea, it can be enjoyed with white wine as a desert, or served with a sprinkle of cinnamon or drops of fresh squeezed lemon.
Keep it in a cool and dry place. No need for refrigerate after opening.
Since 1924, HAITOGLOU BROS SA, combining– wherever that is possible – traditional production methods and the use of state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, produces sesame-based traditional products of high nutritional value, perfectly integrated into the Mediterranean Diet. Product quality assurance system by ELOT (Greek Organisation for Standardisation) in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2008, with respect to the production process, raw ingredients and final products. The company also applies system management of food safety by HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
Greece is famous for its pulses which represent a product of an exceptional taste and nutritional value. Nowadays, the nutritional value of legumes is recognized internationally, as they are an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.
For vegetarians and those trying to reduce intake of animal foods, beans provide a protein-rich, low-fat alternative to meat. They are loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum. They are also a good source of fiber and protein and rank low on the glycemic index. They produce alpha-amylase inhibitors which help regulate fat storage in the body. Also deliver a good supply of magnesium, a mineral with multiple health benefits.
Legumes can not only be served as a soup, but they can also be prepared in a saucepan or in the oven. Moreover, they can make wonderful refreshing salads in combination with various vegetables. Bulky and substantial, they can be eaten throughout the year in a dizzying range of fabulous recipes, as an ideal meat alternative that keeps you sated longer and tastes delicious.
Try our pure Greek pulses and offer an amazing dish to yourself and to your loved ones!!
Storage Instructions: Keep it in a cool and dry place. Soak the White Beans & Chickpeas overnight before cooking them
These Green Olives from Chalkidiki, are world known for their very large size, their pure intense-green color, and their excellent taste due to their high content of olive oil. It is a Greek product of Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.). It is a natural product free of preservatives.
Olives, which are abundant in Greece because of the unique weather conditions, become, after some treatment, a valuable complement to our daily diet, and they also are a key element in the Mediterranean diet.
The helpfulness and usefulness of the olive fruit for the human body are very well known due to the rich nutrients. The average energy value of the olive is greater than other fruits and vegetables. The fruit of the olive, as offered on our table, contains oil, proteins, amino-sugars. Also minerals with biological value for the human body, such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and others. It is noteworthy that the content of olive in calcium is higher not only than that of fruit and vegetables but also of meat, fish, bread, etc. It is equal to the calcium content in cow milk. Finally, olive is an important source of vitamin A, B & E.
Olive is great to stimulate appetizing, strengthens, and benefits the body. According to nutritionists, every person, apart from other foods, should eat 80 g. of olives per day, because he receives calcium, vitamins, and other nutrients, directly from olives.
The process needed is proportional to the variety of olives, the degree of ripening, the taste of every person, etc. That process is being presumed as correct when the preserved olives maintain their good aroma, beautiful appearance, and good taste.
Reserved up to 20 days after opening in the fridge, if placed in a liquid mixture of olive oil and vinegar, retaining its excellent taste and high nutritional value. 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.
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization QMSCERT.
A traditional and delightful Greek custom is the offering of sweet fruit preserves to guests as a symbol of hospitality. They are called sweet fruit preserves or spoon sweets because the usual serving size is a well-filled teaspoon. Fruits, nuts, and vegetables are harvested when firm (often slightly underripe) and made into spoon sweets. These sweets are made with simple, natural ingredients that transform them into something entirely new, exciting, and delicious. It is impossible to provide a single recipe for all spoon sweets. The liquid and sugar measurements vary according to the type of fruit or vegetable used. They are not as dense as jam or jelly. The fruit should remain firm and sit in a nice pool of syrup thick enough to coat a spoon. The fruit in spoon sweets retains its original color, taste, and aroma.
The Island of Chios has several spoon sweet specialties including Lemon Blossom Spoon Sweet, Orange, Sour Cherry and Grape just like the one we are offering you now. They contain large amounts of vitamin C and antioxidant polyphenols. Considered to be a particularly energizing fruit, beneficial for asthma, anemia and arthritis. Also suitable for those with cardiovascular problems, and contains substances that improve memory, eyesight and concentration.
Spoon sweets are healthy confections, visually pleasing, distinctive, and extremely versatile. Offering them to guests is a wonderful tradition and a sign of "sweet" hospitality
Keep it in a cool and dry place. Refrigerate after opening.
A rusk is a food that we encounter from ancient times until today. It's a form of dry and crunchy bread that has received twice the usual exposure to fire (in a stove). Its recipe resulted from the need for rural families, where the wife was also busy being involved in agricultural work, was not able to knead fresh bread on a daily basis. Therefore, she used to knead a large quantity of bread once, which was then consumed fresh as long as it could last (2-3 days) and the rest was roasted a second time in the oven, in order to expel excess moisture and last even more. There is a large variety of rusks that are produced from different kinds of flours.
Made with simple ingredients, rusks have a high nutritional value as they contain plenty of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, and micronutrients. No preservatives, no chemical additives. A product low in fat, but highly filling and digestible because of its high fiber content. One portion of the product contains half the amount of salt compared to one portion of bread. The mini round whole wheat rusks are small in size and are suitable for those who want to eat small meals during the day. Its shape provides the ideal base for imaginative small meals as you can garnish these mini rusks with any toppings you desire. Just choose the right ingredients and create a fast and perfectly balanced meal for every moment of the day.
The mini round rusks are small in size and are suitable for those who want to eat small meals during the day. Its shape provides the ideal base for imaginative small meals as you can garnish these mini rusks with any toppings you desire
Soak your dakos in water or olive oil for a few seconds to soften it a bit. Then top it with your favourite chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta, capers, olives or anchovies & Greek oregano. Sprinkle generously Greek extra virgin olive oil on top. Enjoy with your favourite glass of wine or ouzo with ice. Feels like a holiday in Crete!
Keep in a cool and dry place. soak your dakos in water or olive oil for a few seconds to soften it a bit.
When persistence, love and tradition are combined with the purest ingredients on the island of Crete, then we’re talking about Kostomanolakis Bakery Cretan rusks. Just as delicious and authentic as they were back in 1952 ! The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.