The vineyards of the Diamantis family, are located in Naoussa, in B. Greece. There, in an area of 100 acres of completed certified production, high quality wines are being produced, the Soultanina variety.
Every year, from mid-May to mid-June, the vineyards of Greece are filled with people, although the grapes are not yet ready and it is not the season of harvest. It's the time to gather the grape leaves, the key ingredient for one of the most famous traditional dishes, the dolmades.
Choosing only from the upper part of the plant, where the leaves are much more tender, is being made by hand from experienced staff, who, with great care, love, and passion for this unique product, only chooses large, well-shaped and tenderly sheets. Carefully and rapidly they are being transferred to our contemporary, quality certified facilities so our professional staff to make a second more detailed screening. The stems are being removed and then the leaves are being put in jars with brine, which starts the process of pasteurization. The whole process only lasts a few hours and this ensures the proper maintenance of the leaves until they reach your kitchen and the preservation of all the nutrients of the meager vine leaf.
Their nutritional value is very high. Like all leafy vegetables, they have very few calories, 93 per 100 gr of vine leaves, and are a good source of vitamins (especially A), rich in fiber, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids which are contained. Vine leaves from Biological vineyards ''Elinos'' do not require boiling or scalding. Each jar contains about 80 leaves.
Choose our Greek organic vine leaves and give to you and your family, a uniquely traditional flavour, dolmades, with rice, meat, cheese, or whatever else your imagination suggests.
Keep it in a cool and dry place. Keep refrigerated after opening.
Composition per 100 gr
The company applies HACCP and ISO certified management system of food safety with the highest quality controls. No preservatives. No artificial colors, No artificial flavour,
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.
Honey has been used as a sweetener for centuries, but not all honeys are created equal! Bee pollen, one of nature’s most nutrient rich foods, is removed from commercial honey through ultrafiltration processes. Organic honey, however, retains the pollen which is packed with protein and amino acids, making it both delicious and filled with goodness.
Our Greek Raw Organic Forest & Thyme Honey is a rich, aromatic treat with a host of health benefits. Bee nectar offers a low glycemic index (GI), which is essential for good health and nutrition, and is a superior alternative for refined sugar due to its glucose and fructose content.
Rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, and mineral salts, organic honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which have proven effective in healing wounds. It is also an ergogenic aid that can boost athletic performance and help with muscle recuperation, as well as facilitate fat burning when taken with warm water.
Including organic honey in our daily diet provides us with a variety of benefits including weight control, allergies, improved immunity against conditions such as cancer and heart disease, and healthier skin when combined with milk.
All of these great qualities are lost with the removal of bee pollen, which is the case for regular honey sold commercially. Greek Raw Organic Forest & Thyme Honey originates directly from the Greek plains and mountains and retains all of these nutritional benefits. With the beautiful infusion of thyme, we have created this tasty, nutrient-packed delicacy that you can enjoy every day.
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.
Product of Organic Farming. Certified by DIO Organization (GR-BIO-01) in accordance with EU Agriculture regulations. We won Gold Medal on the 5th International Award for the Best Organic Honey in Italy 2015 & 2010. Top product of the year for the Life Style Awards on 2012.