ABOUT SANTANATURE

It was summer of 2012 when I first came to Greece during my study exchange program.I have always been astonished about the country and its history. The purpose for me was not only to study, but also to explore and learn about Greek culture.

Not only I studied Greek philosophy, but I also explored Greece and enjoyed Greek cuisine. For Greeks food and dining table is the center of family, it is the place to meet, gather, celebrate, discuss and enjoy, no matter the day or mood.

I was taken by surprise how important extra virgin olive oil is in Greece. It is used absolutely everywhere and the taste of it is remarkable. That is when I realized I have to introduce Latvians with it - with Greek extra virgin olive oil!

Now I am bringing to You not only olive oil, but also other natural Greek products, which are of excellent quality. With time, I will introduce you with more and more natural products, that I will bring from all over Greece.


I am truly glad to be able to introduce you with these amazing natural Greek products.

Enjoy!

Olive

OUR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Olive oil in Greece is known and well used since ancient times. In Greece olive oil is called "liquid gold".

We offer you only the latest harvest olive oil, it means that our olive oil is always fresh. It is produced in a local Greek farm, in the area of Messenia, which is famous for the quality of the olive oil they produce. Our Extra virgin olive oil is extracted using cold press, without losing its nutritional value and natural flavor, oil is basically clean olive juice.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL


An extra virgin olive oil of premium quality. This extra virgin olive oil has low acidity levels, a deep green colour and a velvety touch in the mouth. Latest harvest extra virgin olive oil. Obtained using cold press technology, thus not losing its nutritional value and natural taste, oil is a pure olive juice. It can be used for cooking and baking, drizzled on salads, and of course as dip on it's own. It is available in dark glass bottle of 500 ml and 1L as well as in a 5Lit tin.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, ORGANIC

Superior category olive oil obtained directly from olives and solely by mechanical means. Extra virgin olive oil is produced by selected olives of Koroneiki, Manaki and Athinolia variaties, cultivated on the coastal and mountainous region of Peloponnese. The olive oil is standardized in glass packaging of 750 ml.

Tip

To evaluate the taste of extra virgin olive oil and to enjoy its taste, try one table spoon with our olive oil. You will fee fresh and full taste of olives!

History of Olive Oil
The '' liquid gold '' by Homer and ''great healer'' by Hippocrates.

In Greece the olive tree had a special position since ancient times. amphora
During ancient times the olive oil or the 'gold liquid' was not just a food, but a symbol of health and strength. In ancient times, the athletes rubbed it on their bodies believing that will give them strength and luck. The warriors aromatized with olive oil the heads of the aristocrats and threw drops in the bones of dead as it was emblem of sanctification and purity.
The olive oil is a basic component in the Mediterranean diet. For the Mediterranean people, it is widely known and used for the maintenance of skin, for the treatment of abrasions, for the healing of burns and for the dehydration from the sun. Hippocrates had rightly identified olive oil as 'great healer'.
According to historical sources and excavations at archeological sites the olive oil production in Messenia was the main occupation of farmers from the Mycenaen period. During the 11th century the exports to Italy were very developed.
Later in the 14th century Messenia became the most famous area that produced olive oil in Peloponnese.

Olive oil in Mediterranean diet


One of the main ingredients of the diet is olive oil. Its use in nutrition reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. The effectiveness of Mediterranean diet is proved by PREDIMED research made in Spain, in which participated three groups ofHealth and Olive Oil people – people with high use of nuts, people with high use of olive oil and people with use of low fats. 7447 people who participated in this research were in age of 55 - 80, without heart diseases, but with potential of disease risk. In time period of 4.8 years between the groups were observed significant differences: people who used in nutrition a lot of olive oil (4 table spoons per day) and nuts (handful three times per week), risk of heart attack and stroke was 30-28% less, than people who used a diet with low fat. Mediterranean diet has been recognized as the most suitable weight, blood sugar and cholesterol control, and most importantly – for prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Mediterranean diet is based on:

  • Big portions of fruits and vegetables (5 portions per day!)
  • Whole grain products, potatoes, nuts, seeds
  • Legumes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Milk products with low fat
  • Fishes (at least 2 times per week)
  • Meat, small portions (3 times per week)heart
  • Water and green tea
  • Herbs, few salt

Reference - ārsts.lv Veselības žurnāls Oktobris 2015, Nr.2.

10 Facts About Olive Oil
1. Extra virgin olive oil is extracted using cold press, without losing its nutritional value and natural flavor, oil is basically clean olive juice.
2. Extra virgin olive oil comes from the first pressing of the olives with no chemicals used to extract the oil. It has a wonderful, fresh, clean taste.
3. Olive Oil is separated mainly in 3 categories: extra virgin, virgin and ordinary.spoon
An olive Oil is considered extra virgin, when its acidity level is bellow 0,8 per 100 grammars.
4. Extra virgin olive oil can be used in cooking up to 350 degrees without any deterioration in taste.
5. One olive tree can produce around four liters of oil every year for hundreds of years.
6. Greek people consume an average of 26 liters of olive oil each every year.
7. 80% of the olive oil produced in Greece is extra virgin - far more than the other two big olive oil producing countries: only 45% of Italian olive oil is extra virgin and only 30% of Spanish oil meets this level of quality.
8. Olive trees live for a very long time. Some trees have even been baring fruit for 2,000 years.
9. There is only one harvest and one pressing per year of olive oil. The olive harvest normally takes place in late November or December. Harvesting is generally done when the olives are at their peak to preserve the quality and low acidity levels of the resulting oil.
10. In ancient Greece, the olive oil was used during massage, to prevent sport injuries, relieve muscle fatigue.
Besides food, olive oil has been used for religious rituals, medicines, soap-making and cosmetic products. application.

NATURAL PRODUCTS

Olives

We offer 3 different typpes of olives:

- Kalamata olivesm Giants
- Green olives, Mammouth size
- Raisin olives, Chalkidiki

Bottle
Kalamata olives, Giants

Fruits are cylinder-conical, curved, showing a prominent tip at the end. They turn a beautiful black-purplish color when reaching maturity.

Ingredients: olives, water, salt, sunflower oil.

Net weight: 250 gr, vacuum.

Keep in cool and dry place.

After opening keep in refrigerator.


SOAP NUTRAL
Green olives, Mammouth size

Halkidiki green olives grow almost exclusively in the area of Halkidiki. They are also known as “gaidourelia” (donkey olive) due to the relatively large size of the fruit. This variety produces cylinder-cone shaped fruit bearing nipple. These olives are characterized by a delicate fruity flavor. These olives are the tastiest of all kinds of green olives.
Ingredients: olives, water, salt, sunflower oil.

Net weight: 250 gr, vacuum.

Keep in cool and dry place.

After opening keep in refrigerator.


Raisin olives, Chalkidiki

The olives are of small fruit. They look a bit weird as they look similar to raisins. These get dehydrated in salt.
Ingredients: olives, salt, sunflower oil.

Net weight: 250 gr, vacuum.

Keep in cool and dry place.

After opening keep in refrigerator.



Oregano, Organic

Excellent quality biological oregano.

Used in cooking as condiments.

Keep in cool and dry place.

Net weight: 40 gr

Bottle

Balsamic vinegar

250 ml

Ingredients: wine vinegar, concentrated must, caramel color.

Bottle

Concentrated grape must

Concentrated grape must or „πετιμέζι”

100 % natural product.

No sugar added.

Grape must is known in Greece since ancient times and is considered to be the first natural sweetener. It fits perfectly with yogurt, pancakes or waffles, as well as it is a great additive for salads and sauces. It has wide variety of use.

Ingredients: concentrated grape must.

Net weight: 350 gr

Keep it in dry and cool place.

Bottle

Orange Jam

Orange contains vitamin C, A and B1. Pleasant bitter taste.

Handmade, without preservatives.

Ingredients: Orange, sugar, lemon juice

Net weight: 430 gr

After opening, keep in fridge.

Bottle

Spoon sweet - Orange

Spoon sweet or „γλυκό του κουταλιού”

Orange

Traditional sweet of Greece. In Greek „γλυκό του κουταλιού” or sweet of spoon. Traditionally served one piece of fruit in a silver spoon. Sweet of spoon contains big pieces of orange with its peel, in sugar syrup. Usually served with Greek yogurt, ice cream or as a separate sweet with tea, water or Greek coffee. This sweet is considered as a sign of hospitality, and usually served after meal.

Net weight: 450 gr

Ingredients: orange, sugar, lemon juice

Bottle

Olive Oil Soaps

Olive oil is a perfect ingredient for olive soaps. Soaps are made in a small Greek farm in Crete, where olives are grown and olive oil made by themselves. Soaps contain biological extra virgin olive oil in amount of 90%. It is impressive how soft the skin becomes after using them.
Extra virgin olive oil has skin moisturizing, disinfectant, nourishing and restorative properties, as well as wound healing properties.

Bottle

Handmade Extra Virgin Olive Soaps:
Handmade extra virgin olive soaps from Crete, Greece. Soaps are handmade using cold process; therefore it contains glycerin of olive oil, which moisturizes the skin.

Available: neutral, vanilla, eucalyptus.

All soaps are chemically tested.
allsoaps
Neutral

Ingredients: 90% extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, extracts from herbs (bay leaves, rosemary, etc.)

Suitable for washing face, hands, body, hair, small kids, sensitive skin and after operations.

105gr

SOAP NUTRAL
Vanilla

Ingredients: 90% extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, vanilla essential oil, extracts from herbs (bay leaves, rosemary, etc.)
Suitable for washing face, hands, body, for all skin types.

105gr

Eucalyptus

Ingredients: 90% extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, eucalyptus essential oil, extracts from herbs (bay leaves, rosemary, etc.)

Suitable for dry skin.

105gr

Mastic Toothpastes and Mouthwash

Mastic is a tree that grows only on Chios island in Greece. When you cut in tree it is making "tears", which afterwards are used in production of different products: sweets, cosmetic, mouth care products etc. Mastica is well known from the ancient times for its therapeutic properties. Scientific research has proved that mastic has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Clinical research has shown that mastic reduces plaque and drastically prevents the formation of new plaque offering excellent tartar control and at the same time it prevents tooth decay. Mastic oil accelerates the healing of mouth ulcers and due to its anti microbial and antifungal properties; it prevents stomatitis and mouth infections.

Products are not tested on animals and they do not contain any ingredients derived from animals.

Products are suitable for homeopathic use.

mastic

Mastic Natural Toothpastes and Mouthwash with Bio Spearmint:
Toothpastes whitens and fortifies the teeth, protects and strengthens the gums, prevents decay, controls tartar, kills the bacteria and microbes.
Available in:
- Mastic and bio chamomile
- Mastic and natural mandarin
- Mastic and bio spearmint

Mouthwash 98,5% natural product.
Available in mastic and Bio Spearmint taste.

Touthpaste
Toothpaste Mastic and Bio Chamomile

Whitens and fortifies the teeth, protects and strengthens the gums, prevents decay, controls tartar, kills the bacteria and microbes.

Without: fluoride, SLS, parabens, artificial sweeteners, ethyl alcohol.

Suitable for homeopathy.
75 ml.

Touthpaste1
Toothpaste Mastic and natural Mandarin

For sensitive gum. Against gingivitis. Pleasant fruity taste.

Without: fluoride, SLS, parabens, artificial sweeteners, ethyl alcohol.

Suitable for homeopathy.
75 ml.

Touthpaste2
Toothpaste Mastic and Bio Spearmint

Whitens and fortifies the teeth, prevents decay, prevents tartar formulation, protects and strengthens the gums, kills the bacteria and microbes

Ideal for smokers.

Without: fluoride, SLS, parabens, artificial sweeteners, ethyl alcohol.

Suitable for homeopathy.
75ml.

Touthpaste3
Mouthwash with Mastic and Bio Spearmint

98,5% natural product.

Without: fluoride, alkohol, parabens, sugar, saccharine, SLS, propylene glycol, added preservatives. Suitable for homeopathy.
With measuring pump/dispenser.

250 ml.

mouthwash

Contact

You can buy our products at our office in Riga, Ciekurkalna 1.line 84-101 or on our partner website www.baltizobi.lv

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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