Organic Rosemary – Organic Islands


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.

Rosemary – Organic Islands

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is a typical species of mediterranean flora. It is said that during the middle age rosemary would grow around monasteries.

In Greece it is a native plant in many areas of the country and the islands. This plant was known from the ancient years and is referred to in the writings of Dioscourides for its properties.

At the beginning of the 20th century rosemary was used in French hospitals as an antiseptic due to its remarkable antibacterial action.

Ingredients: Organic Rosemary leaves.

The leaves of rosemary are used as seasoning in many foods. It is recognized for its antioxidant action, it protects and enhances the immune system, boosts the heart and stimulates blood circulation.

It is considered very helpful for soothing conditions of weakness, fatigue, burn out, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety, boosts the memory, the nervous system as well as concentration.

It can be used as an expectorant as it sooths cough in cases of asthma, bronchitis and flu. In recent studies it was shown that rosemary can lower glucose and cholesterol levels in blood having thus great impact in controlling body weight.

Directions: In cooking is used as a seasoning to flavor meats, fish, poultry, seafood, sauces and vegetables. It gives distinct aroma and flavour to omelets and soups.

For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste

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