Olive oil is the oil derived from the olives (Olea europea). Virgin olive oil is produced by mechanical processing of the olive fruit in the olive mills. It is a key element of the Mediterranean diet and is considered a healthy food product due to its content of monounsaturated fats, antioxidants. Our local producers trade in virgin olive oil from various olive production units.
Seawater is the water of the Earth’s seas and oceans. On average, seawater has a salinity of about 3.5%. Seawater is denser than both freshwater and chemically pure water. Our local producers trade in salt from the salt marshes of Avlaimonas, Myrtidia and other areas.
Oregano (Common Oregano, Origanum vulgare) is an aromatic herbaceous, perennial, native and shrubby plant of the Mediterranean and Central Asia. In Karydies we trade oregano from local producers.
Honey is a fragrant, viscous, sweet substance derived from plant nectar, which bees collect and change for food into a dense liquid and eventually store it in their honeycombs. Kythira is famous for its thyme honey and so we choose it in our dishes.
A first look at our kitchen!