A rusk is a food that we encounter from ancient times until today. It's a form of dry and crunchy bread that has received twice the usual exposure to fire (in a stove). Its recipe resulted from the need for rural families, where the wife was also busy being involved in agricultural work, was not able to knead fresh bread on a daily basis. Therefore, she used to knead a large quantity of bread once, which was then consumed fresh as long as it could last (2-3 days) and the rest was roasted a second time in the oven, in order to expel excess moisture and last even more. There is a large variety of rusks that are produced from different kinds of flours.
The humble carob – Ceratonia siliqua – is known by many names. Be it called St John’s bread, locust bean, locust-tree, or carob bush, this evergreen produces a type of superfood that offers a lot of health benefits. Carob flour is a dark colour flour, which is a naturally sweet alternative flour for bakery. Made with simple ingredients, rusks have a high nutritional value as they contain plenty of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, and micronutrients. No preservatives, no chemical additives. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Carob rusks have a unique taste due to the use of our Carob flour, well known for its rich flavour and aroma as long as its health benefits.
A secret for the best dakos you’ve ever had: sprinkle water or olive oil on the rusks in order to soften them before adding the tomatoes. Make sure you use ripe, juicy tomatoes, grated over the rusks so it absorbs all the juice. Season and drizzle with some evoo. Finish the dish with crumbled feta or mizithra cheese (or a mix of both), a generous drizzle of evoo, some wild Greek oregano, Kalamata olives, capers or kritamo, if desired. Enjoy with your favourite glass of wine or ouzo with ice. Feels like a holiday in Crete!
Keep in a cool and dry place. soak your dakos in water or olive oil for a few seconds to soften it a bit.
When persistence, love and tradition are combined with the purest ingredients on the island of Crete, then we’re talking about Kostomanolakis Bakery Cretan rusks. Just as delicious and authentic as they were back in 1952 ! The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.
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 Greek Beans Salad from Larissa, a delicious combination of 8 different varieties of high-quality Greek Beans (Medium White Beans, Horozia Beans, Red Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Eyed Beans, Black Beans, Small Green Beans, Medium Chickpeas, Green Peas), 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 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 these beans as a salad with Feta cheese, or as the perfect side dish for fish and meat. Tons of flavour, aromas, and colorous. 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 in 1lt of water at least, before cooking them.
Bulgur is an edible cereal grain made from dried, cracked wheat — most commonly durum wheat. It is parboiled, or partially cooked so that it can be prepared relatively quickly. When cooked, it has a similar consistency to couscous or quinoa. Bulgur originated in the Mediterranean and can be traced back thousands of years. To this day, it’s a staple ingredient in many Greek, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.
Greek Bulgur is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, iron, and vitamin B6 and contains gluten. Bulgur doesn't lose much from its minimal processing; it remains high in protein and minerals. That means it's an ideal foundation for meals, allowing you to skip higher-fat protein sources, like most meats.
When you look at bulgur and quinoa, they kinda look similar. But the difference is that bulgur is precooked cracked wheat, while quinoa is actually a seed. If you look at the nutrition comparison for both, quinoa is more nutritionally dense. Of all the quinoa colours, white quinoa has the most delicate taste and the lightest texture and it cooks up a bit fluffier than other types of quinoa. Red quinoa (which takes on a brownish hue when cooked) has a richer taste, slightly chewier and heartier texture, and somewhat nuttier flavour compared to white quinoa.
The cooking process is similar to that of rice or couscous in that boiling water is used to soften the grain. For every one part bulgur, you typically need about two parts water. It’s frequently used in salads — like tabbouleh — or pilafs, alongside herbs, vegetables, spices and sometimes other grains. It can be used as a base for breakfast-style porridges with oats, or in soups, stews and chilli.
Try our pure Greek Bulgur with Red & White Quinoa and offer an amazing dish to yourself and to your loved ones!!
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i) Raw Ingredients, No Preservatives, Great Taste & High Nutritional Value.
ii) Bulgur or Groat is an edible cereal grain made from dried, cracked wheat — most commonly durum wheat. It is parboiled, or partially cooked so that it can be prepared relatively quickly. When cooked, it has a similar consistency to couscous or quinoa.
iii) Greek Bulgur is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, iron, and vitamin B6 and contains gluten. Suitable for vegetarians. Basic to the Greek Mediterranean Diet, high in nutritional value with amazing taste.
Storage Instructions: Store in a clean, dry and cool place. The cooking process is similar to that of rice or couscous in that boiling water is used to soften the grain. For every one part bulgur, you typically need about two parts water