Organic Islands is a constantly growing, innovative company in the field of production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs, with commercial presence in dozens of points of sale in Greece and abroad. The company was founded in 2010 on the island of Naxos and was the first company in Cyclades in this sector.
Our main goal is the creation of organically certified high quality products, which will meet the requirements of the most challenging consumers both in Greece and abroad.
Being pioneers in our field, we combine tradition with modern technology to produce unique top quality products. The unique climate and soil, the clean environment that characterizes the island of Naxos and the mountains of northern Greece combined with our certified organic practices, guarantee top quality herbs, extremely rich in flavor and essential oils.
The fact that Organic Islands has vertically integrated production processes, makes us capable of having complete control and responsibility for the quality of our products, from the initial planting of the herbs in our fields, until their final packaged form that consumers receive in their hands. At present we cultivate 100,000 square meters of privately owned fields with 16 species of herbs and citrus fruits, whereas for the processing and packaging our products we own two modern fully equipped units.
Production at all stages is certified by independent organizations (DIO) and the company follows the procedures and practices that ensure the health and safety of its products, according to EN ISO 22000: 2005 standards.
Oregano – Organic Islands
Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) is a native plant of the Mediterranean with wide spreading mostly in eastern Mediterranean.
Its name comes from the ancient greek word “origanon”, that comes from the word “oros” and ancient greek version of the verb “to love”, because of the presence of the plant in heights.
In ancient Greece oregano was used as a seasoning in cooking, and it was also used for its numerous therapeutical properties.
Ingredients: Organic Oregano leaves and blossoms.
Oregano is perhaps the most basic ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. It is known for the distinctive scent and taste in food nevertheless it has many therapeutical properties too.
Traditionally, it is used for problems of the gastrointestinal system and is considered to have antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action.
It is used for healing inflammations of the mouth and tonsils. Modern studies have shown that oregano has strong antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anticancer action.
It contains lots of antioxidants that protect cell from damages, slow their decay and the process of ageing.Directions: In cooking is used as a seasoning to flavor meats, fish, poultry and olives. Used in many fresh salads and especially in those who have tomato as their main ingredient.