Kalamon olives are produced mainly in Greece. This type of olive is considered as a superior variety of edible olives which thrives in an arid environment with dry and low moisture soil in order the fruits to grow. The Kalamon fruits usually ripen during mid-November to early January which is the late fall to midwinter. The Kalamon or Kalamata olives are widely used in cooking and as an ingredient in a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes. The Kalamon with its distinct superior taste and quality is one of the widely exported Greek produce. The Kalamon olives are one of the top exported food items from Greece all over the world.
Kalamon or Kalamata olives are suitable in many food dishes. This type of olive is the common table olive that most people around the world are fond of.The Kalamon olives exude a salty and tangy taste that could give a nice kick to any food dishes. The Kalamon olives are included in some sandwiches, pizzas, rice dishes and small portioned tapas.
Note that the Kalamon olives exude a rich color as well as distinct flavor this could some spark in salad dishes and rich rice meals. The main ingredients of the olive flesh are: water, oil, sugars, proteins, organic acids, minerals, etc. Olives have 10 times more antioxidants than olive oil. They contain significant amounts of vitamin A and E, which together contribute to the good health of the skin. It is rich in phenolic compounds, that help for the proper functioning of our body, and trace elements such as iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
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.
Our olives have the Protected Destination of Origin certification by the European Union (PDO). New harvest !!
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.
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.
Tahini Spread is made of Raw Tahini, which is the product of ground sesame seeds. Tahini is widely considered to be a 'Nutritional Treasure' . Tahini is a Greek traditional food, a key ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine.
The ways to use tahini are endless - luckily, because of its distinctive taste, it's possible to use it in both sweet and savoury foods. You can even make the simplest yet most delicious salad dressing using lemon juice and garlic, and hey presto, you've just added a dollop of health onto your plate! Try this simple yet delicious raw vegan recipe involving tahini for the simplest, sweetest dessert that you'll ever try! Thanks to its heavyweight presence, you only need a little tahini to add heft to an otherwise puny dish. Its mouth-coating, nutty taste is intense, yet supremely versatile. Just a dessertspoon, mixed with water, lemon juice and a hint of garlic, makes a lip-smacking dressing for salads, grilled or fried meat and falafels. Without tahini, there's no hummus or baba ganoush.
Greek Tahini contains more protein than milk and most nuts. It's a rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function, vitamin E, which is very protective against diseases, and important minerals, such as magnesium, iron and calcium. Most people prefer the paler type, made from hulled (skinned) seeds. Greek Tahini is also an excellent source of omega-3 which helps in the development of nervous tissue, which in turn encourages brain health. Another huge benefit of tahini is its high fibre and protein levels - all of which you're getting from the power of plants. Amazing!
Keep it in a cool and dry place. No need for refrigerate after opening. Some presence of sesame oil on the surface is a natural phenomenon. Stir very well, before use.
The company applies Integrated Management System for quality certified production, of ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 22000: 2005.