THE CRETAN BLISS
Our product is the result of a purely biological cultivation of traditional olive groves. Olive trees are perennial with the mastoid variety being fortified by a native variety of wild olive tree. Thus the root of the wild trees and the strong northerly winds of Boreus that are characteristic of the region make powerful allies. Added to this are the advantages of sunshine almost all year, the particularly advantageous morphological...
THE CRETAN BLISS
This relates to the variety of Olives known as Mastoid. The name is derived from the fact that the shape much resembles a female jawline. It is also known as “Tsounati” and is, perhaps, the oldest variety of olive and most often encountered in Crete. The fruit is medium sized with pointed leaves and the tree can reach heights of up to ten meters. The ratio of olive oil yield...
The island of Crete had attracted the interest of the scientific community since the first detailed assessment of Cretan nutrition by the Rockefeller foundation in 1948 which offered rather impressive results. This was followed by the Seven Countries Study just before 1960 by American ANSEL KIS with equally impressive results. Results showed lowered mortality rates and ailments of the heart as well as lowered incidences of coronary heart disease and...
We reside in an area of great natural beauty that is included in the Natura 2000 network of protected natural habitats. The village is called Rodakino and located 43 km southwest of Rethymno in the municipality of Ag. Vasileiou. The village boasts a rich history with participation in many important historical events that took place in Crete. It is an area of agricultural and livestock farming and in recent years...
For our family, the cultivation of the olive is more than a simple process. For us it is a family tradition passed down from generation to generation. It is the respect for Cretan land and its history and the wisdom of this blessed, centuries old fruit that is a valuable factor for health and wellbeing. Guided by the memories of my grandfather's advice to me and the guidance of my...