A guest arriving at a Greek home should expect an overwhelming array of traditional welcoming treats that will be presented upon their arrival, from coffee and cookies to cakes, homemade liqueurs, loukoumi and more. But there’s one sweet something that has long been linked with hospitality and welcoming in any proper, traditional Greek home: glyko tou koutaliou, or “spoon sweet,” a type of fruit preserve whose roots go way back to ancient times.
Greeks have been cultivating olives for millennia – some even say that Athena gave an olive tree to the city of Athens, thus winning its favor. She granted them wisdom, and since wisdom alone cannot sustain life, she created the olive tree.
Archaeological studies prove that the Greeks have been involved in full-scale cultivation of the olive tree and the production of olive oil for over 4,000 years. The health and therapeutic benefits of olive oil were first mentioned by Hippocrates, the father of Medicine. Modern medical studies have, indeed, shown that the consumption of olive oil (and especially the High Phenolic Extra Virgin Oil variation) is of significant value where human health is concerned, and in particular the health of the heart and circulatory diseases and many diet-related illnesses.
Here, you can buy the Purest and most Premium Greek Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). You can choose between Unfiltered or Cold Pressed for Maximum Quality and Taste, or Early Harvest from unripe olives, that produce a premium extra virgin olive oil with ultra-low acidity, high antioxidants, and polyphenols, with a crisp bitterness that brings out the full flavor in any dish.
Our Premium Packaging makes for a perfect gift for friends and family. For what is better for a gift, than the gift of life itself.