Under the Greek Sun

Sun drying is one of the oldest preservative techniques, commonly used in Ancient Greece. The need of preserving summer fruits and vegetables during winter contributed to this invention, in order to preserve their summer aromas along the year. In Greece, one of the most popular and traditional sun dried food is Sun Dried Tomatoes. During …

Amphora in Ancient Greece

Amphoreus or Amfiphoreus arose from the Greek compound word amphi (“on both sides”) and phoreus (“carrier”). The amphoras were initially invented in Ancient Greece and were mainly used for the transportation and storage of various products such as wine, olive oil, olives, water, cereals and fish. In their overwhelming majority, amphoras were ceramic. However, there …

Why choose Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Have you ever wondered which are the factors that make Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) differentiate from olive oils of other origins? According to scientific research, Greek EVOO contains more polyphenols than EVOO of other origins; polyphenols are antioxidants that fight against many diseases like high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and certain types of …

The olive tree

The olive tree was a symbol of the goddess Athena. A symbol of wisdom and excellence. The use of olive oil for therapeutic purposes has been known since 4000 BC. Aristotle turned the cultivation of olives into a science. Solon was the first one to establish laws for protecting the olive tree. Homer likened olive …