We are a new Company on the market. Our brand KLADI (KLADI - ΚΛΑΔΙ in greek means "branch" and LADI - ΛΑΔΙ means "oil") was born last year but was immediately baptized with the bronze metal by "Athena InternationalOlive Oil Competition 2016".
We believe in what we do, we believe that the essential element to obtain a high quality oil come from the meeting between climate suitable for the cultivation, water and soil type. for that reason the olive trees must be located in a course environment dedicated to the cultivation of this plants. That's why in our area (Nikiti - Halkidiki) the olive trees grow up healthy, strong and sturdy. Here is their home..
Ours is a family business, two young families (brother&sister and their spouses) monitored by the wisdom of grandparents, this is a good mix that help us to work in harmony between technology and hand work, between the contemporary lifestyle and traditions of our country, between research and the simplicity.
Olives are harvested in an environmentally friendly and we always respect the times of nature. Patience and dedication confer authenticity to the product. Our extra virgin olive oil is made only by "green olives Halkidiki".Every day, (in the late afternoon or evening) we go directly to the mill for pressing olives to obtain an extra virgin olive oil of excellent quality (the degree of acidity is 0,4%). After that we storage the oil in coated stainless steel tanks in order to protect our product from light, heat and oxygen in the air.
Our extra virgin olive oil is made only by "green olives halkidiki".
On average we produce 20.000 lt of evoo that we sell in tanks of 3 0r 5 lt or in bottle of 250 or 500 ml.
We produce as well a small quantity of wild extra virgin olive oil (150 lt). This oil comes from original ancient trees that gave the start to all varieties of olive in the world. The collection of this olives is more laborious and there is no a big quantity of this trees but from them come an evoo of excellent quality, full of antioxidants.
The extra virgin olive oil has many useful properties for our body.
The EVOO to deserve this name shall not be subject to any type of heating, its degree of acidity must not exceed the 8% and its score, from organoleptic point of view, should not be less than 6,5.
The extra virgin olive oil lower cholesterol, the blood pressure, is an antioxidant, helps to prevent osteoporosis, is an anticancer (in particular reduce the breast cancer).
the evoo reduces the risk of diabetes by almost 50%. It's beneficial in the prevention of depression and alzheimer. It's also known to have beneficial effects on digestion and strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
the bitterish you can feel when you taste the oil is an extra touch of healty. This feeling depend of a substance with anti-inflammatory called "oleocantale" which has the same effect as a pain-killing substance called "ibuprofen" which seams that has also anti-tumor properties.
The extra virgin olive oil is a simple food with a multiple properties. Is the only oil made by fruits and not by seeds and is not true that evoo has more fat than that of seeds, actually all oils contain the same amount of fat, but olive oil is not fattening than oil seeds and it has a greater palatal satisfaction.
often the simplest things are the most genuine and small companies, like ours, can provide high quality products due to the simplicity and love we treat our land and our fruits.
A teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil in the morning helps to keep us fit. It's not a great effort but it really works.
Where We Are
We are located in Nikiti - Halkidiki, in northern Greece, home of gods. In fact was the Goddess Athena who donated to the Greeks (and to the world) the olive tree and taught how to extract the oil.
That's why this land is rich in olive groves. The climate is mild (temperatures never fall below the 5 degrees). The sea, sun and the calcareous clay soil make this area an ideal place for the cultivation of the olive trees.
The rural traditions say that the plant of olives to grow well needs "silence, sun, stones, drought and loneliness". Our oil is not only the result of pressing olives, is a mix of sensations arising from the meeting of sun and sea, calm and patience, traditions and knowledge, purity and strength.
We were able to bottle all this things so you can easily enjoy the strong and genuine flavor of our land directly to your table.