Gianniotiko is a type of Greek Baklava mixed with Kataifi that is rolled instead of layered. Phyllo sheets are brushed with butter, covered in a seasoned walnut mixture, and rolled up. The cooked Gianniotiko are soaked in a lemon (and occasionally cinnamon) infused syrup. Baklava is a Mediterranean dessert made with Phyllo dough, nuts, butter, and sugar. After baking to perfection, a sweet syrup is immediately poured over the pieces allowing the syrup to be absorbed into the layers.
The history of Baklava changed with the history of the land. Baklava and its recipe had spread to the Mediterranean countries and to all Near East. Phyllo dough is named after the Greek word for " leaf ", being "as thin as a leaf". The thickness (or for that matter, the thinness) of Phyllo gives baklava is delicious crispy taste. So, when you eat a piece of baklava, you may think and taste Greece.
Some baklava contains walnuts. Other variations include pistachios, pine nuts, almonds, or other nuts common to the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Chocolate is a delicious addition also.
In many countries, Gianniotiko is an excellent compliment to coffee. Gianniotiko is used in weddings, family get-togethers, and various other feasts and celebrations. We are glad to fill your Gianniotiko (Baklava mixed with Kataifi) order quickly and efficiently.
The company applies Integrated Management System for quality certified production, of ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 22000: 2005.
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.
The Giant (Gigantes, Elephantes) Beans from Kastoria are a Greek variety of high quality, thin-skinned and very easy to prepare (short boiling time), thanks to the unique combination of microclimate, soil composition and traditional farming techniques used. Our Greek giant white beans offer extraordinary health benefits. 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. What's more, white beans deliver a good supply of magnesium, a mineral with multiple health benefits.
The Greek way of eating beans as the main ingredient of "fasolada" bean soup, has led many to assume that beans are a winter food but the myth is about to be debunked. 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.
Storage Instructions: Keep it in a cool and dry place. Soak the white Beans overnight before cooking them.
Cultivation under the Integrated Management Crop system ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Cultivation area: Kastoria, from rich plains of West Macedonia in north Greece.