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Product History
A rusk is a food that we encounter from the ancient times until today. Its a form of dry and crunchy bread that has received twice the usual exposure to fire (in a stove). Its recipe resulted from the need of rural families, where the wife was also busy in being involved in agricultural work, was not able to knead fresh bread on a daily basis. Therefore, she used to knead a large quantity of bread once, which was then consumed fresh as long as it could last (2-3 days) and the rest was roasted a second time in the oven, in order to expel excess moisture and last even more. There is a large variety of rusks that are produced from different kinds of flours. Made with simple ingredients, rusks have a high nutritional value as they contain plenty of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, and micronutrients.
Meet the producer: Harry Tzortzopoulos
Harry Tzortzopoulos

In 2001, after having studied agriculture in Crete and organic farming in the Netherlands, Harry Tzortzopoulos returned to his homeland, the island of Kithira, to cultivate the family-owned olive groves, using organic methods. Harry Tzortzopoulos is both a conscious organic farmer, but also a contemporary businessman. He makes use of the local production generously offered by the land of Kithira and promotes his products in the international market, packaged in a most original and beautiful way, thus continuously being awarded prizes and distinctions for both product and packaging. The trademark of his company, ASTARTI, is the symbol of the olive tree fruit in Linear B script.

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The island of Kythira has been the crossroads of cultures for the people of the Mediterranean. Kythira has been inhabited since the Neolithic era. Throughout the years, Minoans, Phoenicians, Mycenaeans, Dorians, Argives, Spartans, Athenians, Franks, Venetians, Arabs, French and British all came to the island, leaving behind their historical and cultural mark - prehistoric fossils, ancient temples, Venetian fortresses, Byzantine churches, English buildings all proof of the island’s many and various inhabitants through the years. The incomparable beauty of its natural landscape, is characterized by lush vegetation, valleys with running waters, laurels, reeds, olives, thyme, stone bridges, watermills, trails and beaches with crystal clear water.

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Organic emmer wheat rusks, from Kythira "Astarti" 400g

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Product code: 002766 Gross Weight 415g
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