Olive is one of the greatest treasures of Crete, which is often called the Cretan liquid gold. Today we want to invite you to Biobazar, which will be held this Saturday in Katowice at ul. Brackiej 20 in Katowice. Thanks to the online store www.kreta24.pl , whose range consists of various types of Greek products, you can taste at this event the oil of Biolea. This is a unique product that can be included in the group of oils of the highest quality.
Biolea oil is obtained from the fruits of the Koroneiki variety, which are considered olives best suited to the climatic conditions prevailing in Crete. The characteristics of these plants allow to avoid the use of intensive irrigation of fields. The Astrika olive groves, unlike most Cretan crops, are not covered by a dense network of black PVC pipes that supply water. Such care for the environment is not without impact on the scale of production. Significantly less intensification of crops means that crops are less substantial than in typical farms.
Olive growing is not the only feature that distinguishes Biolea from other producers. The second important feature that makes this oil is such a unique product is the method of its pressing and sourcing. From the moment of harvesting the olives, to the final spillage of the finished bottle oil, the whole production is based on solutions as close as possible to traditional methods. The use of original historical technologies has allowed to avoid adding water in the process of obtaining oil. As a result, much more antioxidants and vitamins remain in Biolea oil than in other comparable organic products. Biolea is one of the few producers of cold-pressed olive oil in accordance with the regulations recommended by the standards for the olive oil market (EC) No. 1019/2002 of 13 June 2002.
Biolea oil is not filtered. The bottles are only poured when the sediment naturally settles on the bottom of special tanks. In the oil, small pieces of fruit remain, which cause the liquid to be slightly turbid. Each of the spilled bottles passes through the hands of insightful controllers who apply new individual numbers to them. In the film above, you can see how the production process of Biolea oil looks like.
In addition to the classic oil under the Biolea brand, the Astrika manufacturer also offers two unique varieties of its products, which are pressed with the addition of local citrus. One of them, under the name Nerantzio, is oil pressed together with bitter oranges. This is an exceptionally velvety olive oil with an ideal slightly peppery taste, which is characterized by a perceptible aroma of fruit. The smell of oranges and their flavor is a perfect complement to the positive qualities of this high quality olive oil.
Lemonio is the second grade of Biolea oil, in which the lemon, as the name suggests. In the case of this oil, the aroma of fruit is a little more secretive in the olive base. It is enough, however, to spread a drop of Lemonio on the skin and let the heat release the fresh scent of lemons. Trying this oil will feel a complex taste that will reveal its complex composition of the ingredients of this product over time. It passes from the delicate aroma of citrus, gradually replaced by the taste of the oil, mixing with the delicate bitter bitterness of the lemon peel, and finally going into a clearly perceptible spicy taste.
Lemonio oil can be used as an addition to grilled vegetables, salad dressing and for baking cakes and Greek sweets. Nerantzio olive oil can be used as a marinade for grilled meat, poultry and venison. Its orange aroma is perfect for all kinds of cakes and cookies.
Both our dishes tasted very good and will definitely stay in our kitchen for good. If you live in the Silesian agglomeration, we strongly recommend you to try these oils on the Biobasur. However, if you can not be there in person, these products are available at www.kreta24.pl , do not forget to take advantage of the discount to which a special coupon prepared for readers of our site entitles you. The code of this coupon is www.crete.pl, it entitles you to a 10% discount on all products, excluding those covered by the current promotion.
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One of the biggest novelties that have appeared on the Polish market in the last two years are polyphenol oils originating in Crete and Greece. Last year, we wrote about them twice, but they are still little-known and recognizable products in Poland. For us, this topic has become very interesting, so we decided to look at it even closer. Therefore, we publish further information on polyphenol oils, focusing mainly on the excellent oil Eliama Gold produced by Elli's Farm in Crete.
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