Orzo is a short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice and is a popular part of Greek food culture. A hearty, satisfying dish with endless possibilities, it can be served alone, as a soup accompaniment, as part of a salad, pilaf or giouvetsi, or baked in a casserole.
Our Handmade Orzo Pasta is a traditional Mediterranean ingredient, crafted by hand, that makes for a unique take on pasta dishes. Merging the properties of rice and pasta, Orzo is the perfect foundation for a healthy meal that keeps you going throughout the day.
The Mediterranean diet is abundant in a variety of plant foods including fruits, vegetables, bread, pasta, cereals, whole grains, potatoes, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds. Orzo pasta meals are not only delicious, cheap, and easy to prepare, but they are an ideal way to incorporate innumerable other healthy foods into your diet.
Fiber, protein, antioxidants, and monounsaturated oils can all be easily combined with an Orzo pasta dish in the form of fresh vegetables, tomato sauce, feta cheese, fish, and olive oil for an authentic taste of the Mediterranean. It’s no surprise that The New England Journal of Medicine reported that the Mediterranean Diet reduces the risk of death from heart disease and cancer!
Our pack is a combination of 3 flavours pack and includes :
Including our handmade Orzo pasta in your daily diet is a simple way to sustain energy, reduce cholesterol and enjoy a delicious, nutrient-rich dish that introduces you to timeless Geek tastes.
Boiling Time : 13’ mins. Store in a cool and dry place.
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.
Frumenty is one of the most characteristics of Greek products. It is made from wheat flour and its shape looks like an irregular-shaped thick grain. The traditional way of making frumenty was by rubbing the dough between the hands and over sieves with a thick grid, and then by spreading it over crates with a steel grid until it dried well. It is characterized by its high nutritional value, its few calories and low-fat content. Pasta contains considerable amounts of minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium and manganese. Also contains a small amount of sodium, and has no cholesterol, contains vitamin B, which includes folic acid and niacin.
In the past, Greek villagers made pasta mostly in the summertime when they could dry it naturally. They would then keep it in the cellar of their homes and cook it in winter. It was thus a very convenient and easy food to prepare and a wonderful solution to feed a large and hungry family both economically and in a most nourishing way. The shape, size and cooking method of the Greek traditional pasta varies, depending on the region.
Trahana is an ancient food that fewer and fewer country cooks bother to make at home. But Greeks still love it and as a result, a litany of regional artisan producers have stepped in to fill market demand. Thanks to them the tradition is surviving. In Crete, cooks add the local trahana, called xinohondros, to a whole range of vegetable dishes. Trahana goes hand in hand with tomatoes in a delicious northern Greek meatball soup and cooks sometimes add it instead of breadcrumbs to the meatballs themselves, to help keep the mixture together.
Pasta meals are central to the Greek Mediterranean Diet and are eaten with their plate partners, such as vegetables, fish, olive oil, cheese, tomato sauce, poultry and meat.
Key Product Features:
i) Raw Ingredients, No Preservatives, Great Taste & High Nutritional Value.
ii) Made by using traditional old techniques, with finest raw ingredients and vegetables from the village and the Greek Macedonian valleys.
iii) Quick and easy to prepare, with amazing taste and unlimited choices like vegetables, meat, fish or poultry to combine with.
iv) Pasta meals are central to the Greek Mediterranean Diet, with high nutritional value. Suitable for vegetarians.
Storage Instructions: Store in a clean, dry and cool place. In a pan over medium heat add olive oil & Frumenty/Trahanas. Stir until the pasta is lightly toasted for 3 minutes, then add 400ml of broth. Cook, stirring periodically to prevent pasta from sticking to the pan until the broth has been absorbed, about 3 minutes. Repeat with another 400ml broth until the liquid has been absorbed, 5 minutes more. Test the doneness of the pasta. Remove the Frumenty/Trahanas pan from the heat and vigorously stir in the Parmesan cheese and butter. Season to taste.
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.