About us and our products
We’re excited to introduce Greek Food Hub, a project of Elliko Hellas. Our love for healthy and delicious Greek food led us on a journey across Greece to discover hidden culinary gems.
Our shipping procedure is carefully thought out, so that when you order from us, we dispatch same or next working day using DHL service for European destinations.
Carob has a long history in human consumption. The Greek Theophrastus recorded in 4BC that his fellow Greeks called the carob the Egyptian Fig. There is also evidence that Ancient Egyptians used carob.
Both the pods and seeds have been found in Egyptian Tombs. Further, the Romans ate the Carob pods when they were green and fresh for their natural sweetness. Thus, Carob is no newly discovered food. In Crete, the carob trees thrive in difficult soils and like arid conditions that are naturally free of fungus and pests. Thus, the uses of chemical sprays are not necessary on Crete Island.
The tree grows 15 m in 50 years. It does not bear fruit for the first 15 years. However, once fruiting, it will yield one ton of beans in one harvest. Carob pods are harvested in the middle of September.
The growing carob pods look like green broad beans but they turn to a dark glossy brown as they age. Each pod can contain up to 15 seeds. Carob is up to 8% protein. It contains Vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is high in Calcium, phosphorus, pottasium, Magnesium and contains Iron Manganese, and Copper. We are offering carob products in different shapes and sizes.
Carob is a healthy alternative to cocoa.
Carob, unlike cocoa, is free from caffeine and theobromine, that are both stimulants.
Also, carob does not contain amine and phenylethylamine which can trigger migraines and allergic reactions.
It has no oxalic acid which prevents the body using calcium and zinc.
Oxalic acid in cocoa may be connected to the onset of spottiness in some teenagers eating larger amount of chocolate.
Carob is gluten free thus it is a great treat for those who suffer from a condition called celiac disease.
All of our carob products are gluten free, high in protein and low in fat.
They contain twice as much calcium than dairy milk.
They are rich in Vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D and offer many traces of minerals.
They aid digestion, lower cholesterol levels, relieve diarrhoea in infants and adults, relieve asthma (whether or not caused by allergies), act as an expectorant, are caffeine free, ease coughs and colds, contain Gallic acid, and help prevent polio.
Also, carob is known to increase libido and number of sperm cells.
Our olive trees are grown without any chemical additives. The trees are located in the Zaros area and guests can visit them any time of the year. Our olive oil is of the highest quality and is obtained directly from olives by pressing with purely mechanical means. It’s perfect for cooking meat and fish in the oven and on the grill, and can easily replace butter and all other vegetable fats and oils in cooking, filling your food with the necessary antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
At the foot of the cave of Zeus, on the top of Mount Psiloritis, in olive groves, bathed in the rays of the GOLDEN SUN, shoots of immortality grow, to which legends and hymns have been dedicated since mythical times and which have been cultivated by entire generations, from which we collect olive fruits and which generously us rewarded by being transformed into a unique olive oil.
This is a high-quality Greek product with a lot of nutritional value and biological importance. It’s perfect for breakfast, but you can also have it as a snack or appetizer with any meal. It goes great with cheese, bread, rusk, and can also be added to salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and sauces for pasta (after remove the stone). Greek olives are a good source of vimanins A, B, C, E and K. and micronutrients including iron, calcium and copper. They are also a source of protein, low cholesteron and dietary fibers..