The balsamic vinegar of Ancient Greeks. Based on the original Ancient Greek recipe from the Minoan period in Crete, Oxymelo is made of barrel aged vinegar and the famous Cretan thyme honey. It is combined harmonically with Modern Greek cuisine to give a special and unique character to salads and cooked dishes. It is made of 100% natural ingredients, without any preservatives or additives, and is gluten-free.
The production of vinegar is based on the conversion of alcohol into acetic acid. Historically, vinegar is the oldest and most popular flavouring ingredient used in gastronomy. It probably appeared together with the use of wine around 6000 BC, as it is a natural by-product of alcoholic fermentation. Vinegar was widely used in cooking by the Greeks, who were actually the first to detect differences in quality among various types of vinegar, depending on their place of origin.On the other hand, vinegar has been strongly related to our health for a long time, thanks to its natural disinfectant and antibacterial properties. Hippocrates and Galen, great doctors of ancient times, used vinegar in medicine, as did the Egyptians and later on the Romans, the Chinese and so on.
Meet the producer: GAEA
Gaea was founded in 1995. Our name didn’t come about by accident; in ancient Greek mythology, Gaea was Mother Earth—a symbol of fertility and the goodness of the earth. As such, our vision has been to introduce the world to the benefits of the Greek Mediterranean diet by combining exquisite Greek products based on olive oil with our penchant for tradition and simplicity. Gaea is much more than elegantly-packaged wholesome foods and fine ingredients. It is a genuine philosophy of life, at the core of which is a deep appreciation for nature. We’ve always favoured non-aggresive harvesting over large volumes and high yields. And although we invest heavily in research and employ cutting-edge technology, we never stray too much from time-honoured practices. Our goal is to become international ambassadors not just of top-quality olive oil products, but of a better, healthier, more fulfilling way of eating—and living.
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Agrinio is the biggest city of Aitoloakarnania and its history dates back to the prehistoric period. In the 4th century BC, the battles between the Aitolians and Akarnanians took place there, and in 314 BC it was totally destroyed. It reappeared in the 12th century as the Despotato of Epirus and subsequently passed into the hands of the Serbs, the Albanians and finally the Turks, until 1853. The natural landscape of the region is characterised by the Panaitoliko Mountain with its many peaks, Lake Trichonida and the River Acheloos, which runs through the fields of Agrinio.
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