The name of the herb comes from the Greek words "oros," meaning mountain, and "ganos," meaning joy. It typically grows around 50 cm tall and has purple leaves around 2 to 3 centimeters in length. The chemicals that give the herb its unique and pleasant smell are thymol, pinene, limonene, carvacrol, ocimene, and caryophyllene.
Oregano is a Mediterranean herb that is used for cooking and medicinal purposes, ranging from treating infections to repelling insects. Contains potent antioxidants and have anti-bacterial properties. One teaspoon of dried oregano contains some important nutrients as : calcium, iron, Vitamin K, etc.
Use it to flavour sauces, make herby bread rolls, and in marinades for meat. Greek Salad (Horiatiki) or Feta (Greek White PDO cheese) ''takes off'' with the addition of Oregano. Here are some more tips: 1) Add it toward the end of the cooking process for maximum flavor. 2) The smaller you chop or grind it, the more flavor will be released. 3) Start with a small amount, as too much can make the food bitter. 4) One teaspoon of dried oregano is equivalent to one tablespoon of fresh oregano..
Vrino Ltd founded in 1991. Our object is to cultivate, process and standardize Herbs and Spices. We are certified according to ISO 22000:2005, FSSC 22000:2010 and ISO 9001:2008.
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.
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