Who We Are
Psarakis’ Harvest is a family business which operates in the field of cultivation and production
of olive oil from olive trees grown in the area of Faistos in Messara, Crete. Our olive groves are
among the oldest ones in Greece as there are archaeological findings which evidence the
cultivation of olive trees in this particular area which date as far back as the Early Minoan Eraalmost
5000 years ago.
We use traditional, tested methods for cultivation and harvesting, which respect the fruit as well
as the environment. We personally oversee all the stages of production in order to control the
origin of each amount of olive oil we produce (traceability.)
We have a passion for perfection and we guarantee that every drop of the olive oil we produce
maintains its high nutritional value and has steadily the best possible taste every year. The olives
are picked with care, only when fully mature, and the oil is extracted on the same day by the
Cold extraction method. Subsequently it is stored under ideal, strictly controlled conditions.
This is the reason why we can guarantee that Psarakis’ Harvest olive oil has stable quality, a
particularly delicate taste, and it preserves nutritional values at the highest possible levels, so that
it has excellent qualitative features.
Nutritional, Therapeutic And Remedial Value
This divine product with the fruity flavor has proved to be a real treasure for the health.Olive oil
contains various lipids, thio salts, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, potassium, iron, and large
amounts of Vitamins A, B, C and E.
Apart from its undeniable nutritional value olive oil has also alleviative and remedial properties. It
is considered a natural germicide, disinfectant, antidiabetic, it helps prevent and cure cancer, it
acts as an antioxidant, and it dissolves cholesterol. Olive oil is recommended for constipation,
ailments of the liver, pityriasis and it can also relieve stomach ache (one spoonful of uncooked
be taken on an empty stomach every morning before breakfast).
Externally, olive oil can be used for the treatment of bruises, insect bites, itchiness, and the
invigoration of dry and damaged hair (combined with rosemary it acts against dandruff). It is
good for thin fragile nails (if your hands are dry, soak them in olive oil for 30 minutes), and for
dry dehydrated skin (try it out as a beauty mask). Olive oil absorbs the ultraviolet rays of the
sun and it is an excellent suntan lotion.
Use olive oil instead of butter for breakfast. Bread or rusk dipped in olive oil from Psarakis’
Harvest is as tasty and healthy as can be! It can also be used in cooking. Flavored with herbs
(oregano, thyme, rosemary) olive oil adds aroma to foods baked or grilled, boiled or raw
salads, meat, fish, pasta, potatoes, pies and even bread.
Aromatic Herbs In Our Olive Oil:
The Ancient Greeks considered rosemary as Venus’s gift to humans. Rosemary has
antibacterial, antimycotic, and anticonvulsant properties, it is used as a remedy against stomach
gas, it soothes headaches and migraines, it improves concentration and memory and it reinforces
the growth of hair. It elevates your mood, and it is useful in cases of mild to moderate types of
Oregano has antiseptic properties; it can be used for the treatment of inflamed intestines, against
colds, the flu, and cough and the removal of phlegm from the lungs. It improves digestion,
Thyme has antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It is used for respiratory
problems (pertussis, asthma, bronchitis, Plevritis), colds, sore throat, and problems in the oral
cavity. It is good for gastrointestinal inflammations and it is a useful tonic for the immune system.