Saturday, October 24, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 is shaping to be a very successful year for the Greek processed tomato sector, with the harvest in Thessaly reaching 70%...
In most of the EU countries where the apple harvest is just starting, there has been a decline in production. Greek apple quantities, however, are up in a year plagued by storms, hail and the coronavirus pandemic.
Raisins or currants, as they are also called, have been cultivated for many centuries in specific areas in Greece, where the cultivar thrives and prospers.
Agoureleo aka early harvest olive oil is highly priced in Greece, and rightly so. Full of nutrients and with an exciting peppery flavor, it appeals to discerning foreign markets as a choice ingredient of top-tier quality.
The rising awareness of Greek yogurt as a healthier substitute to other food products has created a multi-billion market that shows no signs of slowing down.
Most commonly used as an ingredient in Middle Eastern dishes, tahini's flavor and versatility –not to mention its superfood status– also make it an ideal element in innovative dishes, both savory and sweet, especially created for the savvy, health-conscious consumer.
Highly valued and sought-after all across the world, Greek salt is a natural product of the Greek sea, with exports amounting to €3,356,512 for the year 2019.
Mountain tea, also known as shepherd’s tea or “sideritis” in Greek, has been famous for its health benefits since antiquity, while profit expectations from exports are proving really attractive for producers.
The island of Naxos is home to some unique products, such as the intense and flavorful “Arseniko” cheese, which was just recently listed by the EU as a PDO denomination.
A new unit increasing production capacity by 40%, a €4.7 million investment plan, and some of the juiciest and most delicious apples in the world.

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