Fruits

Pomegranates - Strawberries - Kiwi



A collection of our fruits

Excellent Quality. Superb taste. Unique flavor.


POMEGRANATES

The company cultivates in Manolada area, in the prefecture of Ilia in private fields, Pomegranates have been enjoyed for thousands of years and are a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures. Hellenic Crops INC owns the pomegranate variety ACCO.

NUTRITION VALUES OF POMEGRANATES


A 100 grams serving of pomegranate seeds provides 12% of the Daily Value for vitamin C, 16% for vitamin K and 10% for folate. Pomegranate seeds are an excellent source of dietary fibre (20% of the Daily Value) which is entirely contained in the edible seeds. People who choose to discard the seeds forfeit nutritional benefits conveyed by the seed fibre and micro nutrients.


Some facts about Pomegranates

  • Pomegranates are an antioxidant rich Superfood.
  • There is evidence to suggest that the antioxidants in pomegranates also benefit your heart in a number of ways.
  • Pomegranates may have anti-cancer properties.
  • Pomegranates may reduce arthritis symptoms, support joint health.

HOW TO TASTE POMEGRANATES


If you've never eaten a pomegranate before you may be curious what part is actually eatable, and what's not. If you cut a pomegranate in half, you'll find it's filled with juice-filled seed sacs called arils (about 600 of them in an average pomegranate), separated by thin white (and bitter) membranes.

Arils are the "jewels" of the pomegranate, and they're the part you'll want to enjoy. Many people enjoy pomegranates alone as a snack, but you can also sprinkle the arils over salads or cooked dishes. Inside each aril is a crunchy fiber-rich seed. While some people spit them out, you can eat them whole, seed and all. So how do you get out the arils?

  1. Cut off the crown, then cut the pomegranate into sections.
  2. Place the section in a bowl of water, then roll out the arils with your fingers (discard everything else).
  3. Strain out the water, then enjoy the arils whole, seeds and all.

STRAWBERRIES


Hellenic Crops INC exports the Fortuna and Camarosa varieties. Our strawberries are grown in the prefecture of Ilia in southwestern Greece. We export top quality strawberries and already great restaurants in Middle East and 5 stars and 7 stars hotels prefer us.

NUTRITION VALUE


Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, and also contain decent amounts of folate (B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, and may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control. They are usually consumed raw and fresh, but can also be used in a variety of jams, jellies, desserts and for food flavoring. Strawberries mainly consist of water (91%) and carbohydrates (7.7%). They contain only minor amounts of fat (0.3%) and protein (0.7%).One cup of whole strawberries (150 grams) contains less than 50 calories.

KIWI

Hellenic Crops INC exports the Hayward Kiwi variety and the Soreli one. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fibre. Their small black seeds are edible, as is the fuzzy brown peel, though many prefer to peel the kiwi before eating it.

NUTRITION VALUE

Can help treat asthma Aids digestion Boosts the immune system Reduces risk of other health conditions Can help manage blood pressure Reduces blood clotting Protects against vision loss