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of the Greek Nature

Sea Salt with Aromatic Herbs


Greece is surrounded by sea for more than 14,800 km while holds an important position in salt production worldwide.

Salt is considered to be a cornerstone in traditional Greek cooking and baking (Mediterranean diet) and it is used as a preservative for meat, vegetables, cheese, fish, olives and pickles of all kinds. The tastiest fish soup (Kakavia) is being cooked by boatmen with seawater for centuries.
 
Sea salt is a valuable electrolyte which regulates the fluid balance inside the human body. It was Hippocrates (400 BC) who first discovered salt value and the impact it has on the proper functioning of the thyroid. Recent studies highlight the numerous benefits natural salt has: it balances blood sugar levels, boosts metabolism, and stimulates the body, making us happy and more active.
 
"Hellia" salt is a natural sea salt enriched with the best herbs the Greek land has to offer.
 
 

Sea Salt with Aromatic HerbsΑromatic Herbs

Rosemary

In Greek language, the name of the plant is a combination of the two words tree and frankincense, while the Latin Rosmarinus means rose of the sea. Its botanical name is Rosmarinus officinalis L.


Southern Europe’s Mediterranean countries are considered to be the center of its origin. Native rosemary can be found in regions of Central Greece and some islands of the Aegean and Ionian Sea. It was known by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans who used it as a herb and also a décor for the winner athletes’ wreaths.


Rosemary is an aromatic and medicinal plant. Its leaves can be found either as fresh or as dry peels and are used to extract essences. They are also used in cooking as a seasoning (small tender twigs), and for the production of beverages. Rosemary has anticonvulsant, sedative, anti-inflammatory, anti- hepatotoxic, diuretic and antimicrobial properties. It is mainly used as a painkiller. Rosemary leaves and essences are suitable for headaches and migraines; relieve from dyspepsia, sciatica and neuralgia.


Thyme

or as it is scientifically known thymus vulgaris is a low, extremely tolerant shrub with purple flowers on the tops of its branches, with wonderful aroma. It derives from the ancient Greek word thymus which means "courage".


The dry and fresh thyme peels consisting of leaves and inflorescences, are commonly used in cooking. Thyme is used in kitchens all around the world. It stimulates the immune system and strengthens the heart, whereas it’s valuable against the physical and mental depression, anxiety and migraine. It helps in the digestion of fatty foods and is believed to increase mental clarity. Finallly, it is thought to be a valuable anticonvulsant against whooping cough and asthma.


Oregano

a.k.a. Origanum vulgare ssp. Hirtum is internationally known as Greek oregano; herb which is a native plant of our country and is considered to be the best in the world.
In ancient Greece it was thought to be a symbol of joy and happiness.
Oregano is the essential ingredient of the Mediterranean cuisine. It is found in almost all recipes; with meat, fish and of course as an essential ingredient of the Greek Salad. Its flavor is intense, spicy and slightly bitter.
Oregano has antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties, helps digestion and calms the nervous system. It’s a plant with the highest vitamin C content.

 

Savory

with the scientific name Satureja thymbra L., is a native herb found throughout Greece in dry stony places. Dioscorides, an ancient Greek known for his descriptions of many aromatic and medicinal plants’ uses, lists savory as a herb with which ancient Greeks flavored Thrymvitis wine mostly known by the name Tragoriganos.


It is an aromatic plant used as a seasoning in the Mediterranean cuisine. Adds flavor in beans, roast rabbits, tomato salads or -finely chopped- in green salads. It is an ideal add-in for olives, poultry, grilled meats, omelets and pizzas. It is a particularly digestive plant. Therefore, it tremendously helps against digestive problems and colic. Savory increases appetite, soothes asthma attacks and banishes insomnia. It is thought to be one of the finest herbs in cooking.
 

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