Pythagoras of Samos

Remote destination…green, fairytale … is located in the eastern Aegean Sea,  with an area of ​​480 sq. Km and at a minimum distance from the Asia Minor coast … Samos … Endless olive groves spread to the lower parts, while linear vines cover even the highest mountain slopes. These were, in antiquity, the main crops of the island that gave the famous Samos olive oil and wine as it is today. Of the three basic products, “Wheat, olive oil and wine, essential for human nutrition, the island could secure the two.

Olessa, Drysa, Hydrilis, Kyparissia, Melampylos, Filalas, Melanthemos, Anthemias. With such adjectives the ancient friendship worshiped Samos, its vast forests, the great variety of plants and flowers and its many waters. In the extremely mountainous marble of her territory she says that SAMOS owes its name – from an ancient SAMA root that declares the height.

Nature in turn brought it with euphoria and a rare beauty. SAMOS rewarded the gifts, giving unique monuments and masterpieces of art, such as the temple of Hera, the Eupalinos Tomb, the Polycrates library, and rare examples of ancient sculpture, Kouros and Daughters: and also giving the world a form of unsurpassed : Pythagoras, the assistant, Eupalinus, Aristarchus and many others.

The first marked, not only Samos but also the entire Greek and global civilization. Pythagoras, known to all of us Pythagoras (5th century BC), apart from an important Greek philosopher, geometr, music theorist and founder of the Pythagorean faculty, he was also the founder of mathematics with the well-known PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM.

SAMOS was a source of creativity for Pythagoras, because besides his Theorem, he created the FAIR CUP  to give the citizens of ancient Samos the message of respect for the measure, equality and justice. It is no accident that the name that ultimately prevailed for Samos as “The island of Pythagoras”, with its most significant attraction being its statue (Pythagoras statue) and its most important tourist destination Pythagorion, a village named after its name.

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil

 

 

  • Prevents breast cancer

  • Helps in weight loss

  • Boots metabolism

  • Aids indigestion

  • Prevents gallstones

  • Reduces heart problems

  • Rich in anti-aging properties

  • Reduces bad cholesterol levels

 

Nutrients = Saturated fat 69%, Calories 44 %

Minerals = Iron 3 %

Vitamins = Vitamin K 75 %, Vitamin E 72 %

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Using Olive Oil instead of Butter

Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers so much more nutrient value with no downside, unlike the alternatives and can be readily substituted in most main course dishes where margarine or butter is used for frying or sauteing.

One tbsp (15ml) of olive oil has 120 calories and 14 g of total fat, including 12g of unsaturated fat.

Olive Oil contains no trans fats or cholesterol.

Salted butter has 102 calories per tbsp. and 11.5 g of total fat, of which 7g are saturated. Butter also contains 31mg of cholesterol. Excess monounsaturated fats, a low saturated-fat content and an absence of cholesterol make olive oil a better alternative than butter fot the heart.

Imperial

1 ml butter = 0.96 gr 
1 ml Olive Oil =0.92 gr

Metric

BUTTER OLIVE OIL BUTTER OLIVE OIL
1 teaspoon ¾ teaspoon 5 ml 3ml
2 teaspoons 1 ½ teaspoons 10ml 7.5ml
1 tablespoons 2 ½ teaspoons 15ml 12.5ml
2 tablespoons 1 ½ tablespoons 30ml 22.5ml
¼ cup 3 tablespoons 60ml 45ml
1/3 cup ¼ cup 80ml 60ml
½ cup ¼ cup+ 1 tablespoon 125ml 90ml
2/3 cup ½ cup 160ml 125ml
¾ cup ½ cup + 1 tablespoon 185ml 140ml
1 cup ¾ cup 250ml 175ml
2 cups 1 ½ cups 500ml 375ml

Combined data provided by Emm. Karpadakis/2015

Markou Olive oilUsing Olive Oil instead of Butter

Olive oil & health

The beneficial properties of olive oil lie in the chemical composition. The oil consists of oleic acid, linoleic acid, and stearic acid palmitiko and phytosterols in a very small percentage. From these data, important for humans is linoleic acid, whose absence leads to a series of injuries, such as growth retardation, metabolic disorders, etc.

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Participation in the exhibition Life & Taste

Participation in the exhibition Life & Taste at Zappeion was successful.

The one at the event titled flavors & Life seeks a special approach, bringing all kinds of market quality food and good living, presenting both the general public, and to professionals.

christosParticipation in the exhibition Life & Taste

Gourmet – February 2011

Αφιέρωμα στα προϊόντα της Σάμου είχε το περιοδικό γαστρονομίας Gourmet τον Φεβρουάριο του 2011. Στο άρθρο γίνεται εκτενής αναφορά στην Ελαιουργία Μάρκου Ι. Και στην ιστορία της. Τα προϊόντα μας δέχθηκαν εξαιρετικές κριτικές για την ποιότητα και την διαδικασία παραγωγής.

christosGourmet – February 2011