Organic products are meant to foster a healthier, more nutritious and natural diet, as well as to promote a friendlier manufacturing that does not harm the natural environment.
Take care of yourself
Organic food not only provides us with a high dose of beneficial nutrients compared to those of a conventional diet (which are also important in order to prevent current illnesses) but it is also tastier thanks to its organoleptic properties. By consuming these kinds of products we are also indirectly helping to preserve the environment, to avoid the desertification and to slow down the contamination of our world water sources.
What does organic mean?
Organic foods are foods produced by methods that comply with the criteria of organic farming (e.g. meat, agricultural products, wines, and beverages). Organic farming in general features practices that aim to foster cycling of resources, promotes ecological balance, conserves biodiversity, and does not use any chemicals, additives or transgenics. Organic products also seek to contribute to a more natural and nutritious diet.
The use of the term “organic” is regulated by the law, although sometimes it allows some foods to use the term “natural” in its denomination, such as for example yogurt, coffee, and mineral water among others.
However, some products use this term only as a marketing strategy, seeking to sell a better-quality product, but they do not have the official certification, that is to say, the Euro-Leaf, which is the one and only that officially controls the organic nature of a product.
Oleander Bio’s nuts are extremely healthy since they contain a great amount and range of nutrients. Hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews and pumpkin seeds stand out because of their high-quality protein content; provide us with energy and fat acids that are beneficial for our heart.
Using nuts in your desserts, breakfasts or snacks, or just adding them in your dishes or sauces is highly recommended, since they contain plenty of vitamin groups B and E, and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and copper, which are particularly important to the period of growth, athletes and people with nutritional deficiency.
From the old times to our days, dried fruit has existed in order to be stored out of season. During the dehydration process, its water content is reduced and the nutrient concentration increases.
Oleander Bio’s dried fruits are also delicious and can be carried easily, and not only have they become the perfect snack to be brought to work or to school, but also, they are the ideal choice to avoid processed foods.
Dewatering methods are natural and are flour-free, so they make the perfect food for gluten intolerant people. They can be used in home-made baking, to sweeten creams or other mixtures, since they aid to reduce the amount of processed sugar.
Bio olive oil
Vegetable oils are a healthy way to introduce essential fatty acids (alfa linolenic and omega 3 and 6 linoleic) to our bodies. These are substances that our body cannot synthesize and that should be acquired directly from food. That is why a healthy balanced diet must include these vegetable oils.
Oleander Bio uses cold pressure methods to obtain high-quality virgin oils, in order to avoid thermal stress and chemical treatments.
Arbequina olive oil features a balanced mixture of tastes (fresh, fruity and almond-like); a green to yellowish color, and nuts scent. It is rich in linoleic acid, it has a low sourness, and makes a very healthy product especially when we use it raw, for example when topping our salads and vegetables.
Oleander Bio Hummus
Our hummus is a tasty and delicious cream made out of chickpeas and tahine (sesame paste). This blend makes a perfect source of amino acids and high-quality protein.
Oleander Bio’s hummus is gently seasoned so it goes perfectly well with other recipes and preparations. It can be the perfect side dish and appetizer accompanied with raw veggies, and be a quick way to enhance the flavour of any vegetable cream providing also more consistency.
Gluten free quinoa Real, pasta & muesli,
Quinoa is a grain which comes from the Andes area (South America). Its origin is ancestral, similar to that of potatoes and corn which were essential in Inca’s diet.
Its high-quality protein content and essential amino acids make it a very nutritious food.Quinoa Real can reach the 20% protein content; that is why quinoa is highly recommended in vegetarian diets.
It also contains minerals, vitamins, fiber and unsaturated fats. It is inherently gluten-free and processed in facilities where it is made sure that no other gluten-containing grains are manufactured;
It is very tasty, light and easily digested. It can be used as main and side dish accompanied with veggies, or also as dessert and other sweet preparations.
Oleander Bio offers a variety of quinoa-rice blended products such as pasta (macaroni, spaghetti etc) and also breakfast muesli.
Salt and other organic seasonings
Oleander Bio’s salt comes from salt mines in the Atlantic coast of Portugal, obtained through water evaporation. It is not refined nor contains any additive.
Atlantic coast salt features a natural source of sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and oligo elements such as iodine and manganese. Thanks to its natural origin its taste is highly valued nutritiously and culinary speaking.
Herbal salt it is an excellent combination of Atlantic salt and organic aromatic herbs such as marjoram, winter savory (satureja), oregano, garlic, parsley, nettle (urtica), celery, thyme, dill, salvia, coriander, and onion.
Fleur de sel is produced at sunset through a water and air thermal contrast. Brine reduces its solubility and it crystalizes, bringing to surface a thin and dense layer. This dense and thin layer is collected manually and it is sun-dried for over a year. It keeps its traits intact and presents a crunchy texture that is highly appreciated in the culinary world. It is an ideal seasoning for meat and fish.
Sweet Oleander Bio
Sugar and Chocolate
Oleander Bio’s brown sugar comes from organic sugar cane farming. During its manufacturing, it preserves all its minerals. Its aroma gives a nice taste to all of our sweet preparations such as drinks or desserts.
Moreover, Oleander Bio’s chocolate (67% cocoa and 33% whole brown sugar, gluten and dairy free) is a delicatessen that can be found in two varieties: almond or hazelnut chocolate. Our chocolate is perfect for those with gluten or dairy intolerance, vegans, and chocolate lovers.
Oleander Bio’s marzipan is a delicate blend of almonds, cane sugar and rice syrup that dissolves gently in our mouths.
Magicao is a healthy and mouth-watering cocoa cream, dairy and gluten free too. You can spread it on bread, toasts or cookies, and can be also used as filling or topping in baking.
The prodigious seed : sesame
Sesame is an oleaginous seed and one of the most ancient crops of all times. Originated in Africa and Asia, it later expanded to the Mediterranean and America.
It is a very nutritious food, rich in unsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3 and lecithin). It features a high protein content and its a natural source of essential amino acids such as methionine and tryptophan; substances that help regulate our sleep and our perception of comfort.
It provides us with minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and antioxidant vitamins (B1, B2, and E) so it makes an ideal food for very active people, pregnant women or people in recovery. It is also highly recommended in order to prevent osteoporosis.
It is important that the seeds are ground (or chewed more than 50 times) before consuming them, otherwise, they are expelled without being digested; that is the reason why Oleander Bio uses ground sesame as a fundamental ingredient for gomashio (also know as sesame salt), tahini and hummus.
Gomashio or sesame salt
Gomashio or sesame salt is made of non-peeled toasted ground sesame and sea salt. It is alkaline, stimulates our metabolism, increases internal secretion, it regenerates our intestinal flora, and it strengthens our nerve system. It can be consumed on a daily basis as if it was salt, except for hypertense people.
Among its natural beneficial properties, we have added those of seaweeds, which are a natural source of vitamin C, iron, potassium and other minerals. Seaweeds such as sea-spaghetti (aka himanthalia elongata) are remineralizing, metabolism regulators and depurating; not to mention that it adds a surprising touch of sea to our meals.
Toasted and white tahini
Tahini or sesame vegan butter is a blend obtained from ground toasted sesame seeds. Its taste is intense and can be directly employed on bread toasts, added to our sauces and also used in sweet preparations.
Sesame pureé is made of peeled raw ground sesame.