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Welcome

GET TO KNOW US

With a centennial experience in olive tree cultivation and a profound desire of providing the world with the finest Greek olive oil and olives, Thamyris Food Products Company was created as an independent family business entity in 2016 with primary concentration on exports in the United States of America and Europe.

Over the course of the years creating the brand despite the hardships we faced, and no matter how discouraged we sometimes felt the desire for accomplishing the higher goal of creating the most trusted olive oil label in the world never ceased to kindle within our hearts motivating the company and its people to keep moving forward and evolve.

Today, we stand confident and ready after all the strife to initiate our consumers into the fascinating world of quality Greek specialty foods.

As many people are keen to say, there is always a story behind every company’s name. By no surprise, ours came also not by chance, as you can discover for yourselves by reading the Myth of Thamyris and Muses’ intertwined fates below, leading to the birth of an olive tree, and being the inspirational force that lead to the naming of a Greek hamlet in the heart of Kalamata region.

Our Philosophy

A STRONG VISION

“Honoring our cultural heritage, we want to communicate the Myth of Thamyris all over the world making everyday life better by providing our customers and consumers with olive products of unparalleled quality and flavor, thus creating a tastier and healthier lifestyle”

“We strive for optimum quality food products, such as olive oil, olives, balsamic vinegar and pasta sauces enclaving the spirit and long history of our homeland, Greece”

Foti C. Apostolopoulos CEO

The Myth of Thamyris

NEMESIS ALWAYS LEADS TO REDEMPTION

In Greek mythology, Thamyris (Greek: Θάμυρις), son of Philammon and the nymph Argiope, was a Greek poet of Thracian descent, who after bragging about his skills in the art of music he dared to challenge the Muses into a contest. His unbridled frenzy actuated him to even ask as a quid pro quo to sleep with each and every one of the Goddesses after his presumable victory. Much to his amazement, he lost, triggering the astringent Nemesis to come to effect. His punishment delivered by the Muses themselves. They blinded and deprived him of the art of playing his beloved lyre.

Brought to his knees, Thamyris raged on, seething by the relentless consequences of his Hubris. Unfortunately, his wrath bared no yield. In an act of pure desperation, he hurled his lyre away which eventually found resting place in Messenia where the fallen man sought shelter from the shame. According to myth, Thamyris’ pain and sorrow made the Gods pity him. Zeus, the greatest of the Olympians and upright judge of both Gods and men stroke with a thunderbolt the very spot where Thamyris’ barren lyre rested triggering the birth of an olive tree.

The symbolism of the broken lyre and the Hubris which it had been representing had given its place to this newly germinated tree that would enclave the spirit, virtues, and dreams of Hellenism. As for poor Thamyris, that meant only one thing, a Catharsis! Our hero was now redeemed. From then on, the olive tree was rendered the perennial “victory and peace bearer” the fame of which echoes through the ages unveiling, to those who heed the call, the secret to longevity and well -being.

Thamyris and his legacy live on. It can, indeed, be traced to our modern days as it kindled the inspiration for naming the nearby Greek hamlet by the name of Valyra. The name derives from the ancient Greek verb βάλλω/ˈva.lo (hurl) and the noun λύρα/ˈli.ra (lyre).

Products

BALANCED AND HARMONIOUS, YET WITH FIERCE PERSONALITY

THAMYRIS® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

NATURAL • ORGANIC • KALAMATA PDO

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THAMYRIS® Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a single country, high quality olive oil from the renowned Kalamata and Sparta Regions in Southwestern Peloponnese, Greece. Our prided EVOO is an amalgamation between our estate grown olive oil and that of regional growers.

At Thamyris, we meticulously pick our suppliers making sure every drop of our olive oil is on par with the highest standards, making sure you get nothing less than unrivalled extra virgin olive oil quality.

Characteristics:

  • Koroneiki Olive Variety
  • Cold Pressed (Milling below 27°C)
  • Acidity below 0.8%
  • Fruity, bitter and peppery favor of freshly cut grass with undernotes of unripe banana, green apple, artichoke and herbs

How to Use:

  • Use on salads, pasta, marinades, soups and sauces
  • Drizzle over steaks, grilled chicken, fish and fresh vegetables
  • Smoke Point: 338°F-374°F / 170°C-190°C

Smoke point is the temperature at which a particular olive oil begins to break down and burn.

GLASS BOTTLES: DORICA – 500ml | MARASCA – 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1L
RECTANGULAR TIN CANISTERS: 1.5L, 3L, 1 U.S. GALLON(3.785L), 4L

Sensory profile & chemical analysis

Estate Harvest (November 2019)

IndicatorValue* *Value Limits 
Acidity in Oleic Acid0,160,80 max.
SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS IN U.V.
K2700,1330,220 max.
K2321,442,5 max.
DK-0,0070,01 max.
Peroxide Number (meq02/Kg)3,520 max.

* Analysis effected in accordance with E.U. Regulation Νο 2568/91 and following amendments.
**Value Limits as per E.U. Regulation No 2568/91

Nutrition information

Serving Size 1 Tbsp (15 ml)

Nutrition Declarationper 100mlper serving 15mlDaily value *
ENERGY3382 kJ/ 823 kcal507.3 kJ/123 kcal6.15%
FAT91g13.7g21%
of which saturates13g1.95g10%
CARBOHYDRATES0g0g0%
of which sugars0g0g0%
PROTEIN0g0g0%
SALT0g0g0%

Not a significant source of sugars, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

᛫ 100% Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil ᛫

The Estate

A CENTENNIAL LEGACY

Our company’s estate is a rustic olive farm located in northern Messenia. Among verdant hills, with a river flowing along the southern frontier of the estate offering irrigation, and the unique micro-climate of the area, our estate has the optimum conditions to produce of one of the most upscale olive oil and olives in the world.

True to our vision, sustainable farming is one of our company’s major concerns. In Greek farming culture, already from ancient times, the harmonization between the various forces that govern nature is heavily sought after.

We, Greeks, heed the atmospheric phenomena, positions of the constellations in the cosmos, seasons and lunar cycles, always seeking balance between soil, trees, animals and man.

Adhering to the holistic farming practices, we are also trying to reduce industrial fertilize use, so we use wood chipping equipment for the excess olive tree branches from pruning, enriching the vegetation cover with organic matter. We have also introduced to the farm a diversified sum of livestock comprising of sheep and goats in order to provide our trees with an alternative, more efficient nurturing source, creating our own fertilizer through composting.

A meteo station is also set to be installed with subsequent deployment of sensors throughout the estate, indicating the current soil and environmental conditions in order for us to be kept vigilant to our olive tree needs ensuring that our products’ quality and nutritional value are up to par with the highest standards. The aforementioned practices subsequently lead to an ameliorated extra virgin olive oil quality with major health and well-being benefits.

Health Benefits

BETTER FOOD CHOICES EQUAL HEALTHIER LIFE

Fats are an imperative component of any diet. Staying healthy constitutes of various factors. From effective absorption of vitamins to keeping a well-functioning brain, that’s verily what fats do. But not all fats have the same attributions. You need to pay close attention to the quality of fats you consume.

Studies have shown that the daily consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is associated with an increase in life expectancy and general well-being due to its high content in phenols, tocopherols, pigments, triolein, squalene, phytosterols, aroma and flavor compounds.

Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also attributed properties such as the increase of “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system, decrease in blood sugar levels, building a strong immune system and bone structure. Olive oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and prevents cell oxidation that leads to premature aging.

A paramount component of olive oil is monounsaturated fats, mainly oleic acid. Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that consuming about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil should replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day.

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