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.
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