Black Raisins Olives ripen while still on the tree, they have a bittersweet taste and can be eaten straight from the tree. The olives are picked when ripe and black in colour, they are washed in mountain spring water. Following a fine selection process whereby the best olives are selected, the olives are then layered in large tanks with untreated Sea salt which enables the water and bitter taste to be drawn out. Olives absorb water and if there is salt in that water they will absorb that too. In this traditional process, the water that the olives naturally release is drained, which means the olives are not sitting in their own water, therefore not absorbing the water or excess salt, yielding an olive with minimum salt and excess taste. The olives are then rinsed in spring water again before being lightly coated in cold pressed olive oil and packed in bags for minimum postage costs.
These olives are blacker than black and meaty in texture these olives are very rich in olive oil, the richest of all the olives produced in Greece. A key element of the Mediterranean diet. 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 vitamins 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.
Throw them into a traditional salad, add to a pasta dish, or enjoy them on their own as a snack...Raisins Olives are one healthy Greek treat that will never go out of style.
Reserved up to 30 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 freshwater. 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.
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.
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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.
Honey has been used as a sweetener for centuries, but not all honeys are created equal! Bee pollen, one of nature’s most nutrient rich foods, is removed from commercial honey through ultrafiltration processes. Organic honey, however, retains the pollen which is packed with protein and amino acids, making it both delicious and filled with goodness.
Our Greek Raw Organic Forest & Thyme Honey is a rich, aromatic 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 taken with warm water.
Including organic honey in our daily diet provides us with a variety of benefits including weight control, allergies, improved immunity against conditions such as cancer and heart disease, and healthier skin when combined with milk.
All of these great qualities are lost with the removal of bee pollen, which is the case for regular honey sold commercially. Greek Raw Organic Forest & Thyme Honey originates directly from the Greek plains and mountains and retains all of these nutritional benefits. With the beautiful infusion of thyme, we have created this tasty, nutrient-packed delicacy that you can enjoy every day.
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.