Fruits

Peach

According to some ancient traditions, peaches are the fruit of purity and immortality. They are sweet and fragrant reminders of the summer. Peaches contain a significant amount of Vitamin C, fruit sugar, protein and consist of 89% water. Greece produces about 380.000 tonnes of peaches per year and is fourth in European peach production and

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Orange

The nutritional value of oranges is high as they are rich in vitamin C. They also contain fruit sugar, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D as well as over 170 antioxidants. Oranges are used for the production of juices, while the essential oils of the peel, flowers and leaves are a common ingredient in perfumes

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Apricot

Greek apricots are characterized by their golden colour, their special flavour and their fragrance. They are rich in vitamin A and contain vitamins C, B1, B2 and natural sugars. Jams, canned fruits, juices and fruit preparations are made from apricots. The apricot harvest in Greece begins in June and lasts until July. The main variety

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Apple

Apples are a particularly nutritious fruit as they contain fibre, vitamins (C & A), antioxidants and minerals which are all beneficial to the body. Among the numerous health benefits, apples have anti-aging, calming and fever-reducing properties. The apple season in Greece begins in September and lasts until November. The main varieties used by CHB-VITOM are

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Pear

Pears contain vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B6 and potassium. They are very sweet because of their high content of fruit sugars. CHB-VITOM uses the Williams variety in its pear products. This particular variety is well-known for its exceptional quality, intense fragrance and flavour. Pears are grown in Macedonia and Thessaly and their harvest begins in

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Lemon

Lemons are considered by many to be a natural medicine because they have antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. In Greece, the Maglina variety is grown and is used to produce juice, essential oils and lemon cells. Lemon production takes place in the Aegio region and their harvest begins in January and lasts until the end

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Cherry

Cherries have many vitamins and antioxidant properties and are characterized by their deep, bright red colour and sweet taste. Cherry season in Greece lasts one month, from mid-May to mid-June. The only variety that CHB-VITOM uses is Tragana and produces high quality cherry juice and puree keeping its colour and beneficial properties intact.

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Grape

Greece, as a Mediterranean country, has a number of varieties of grapes that are separated according to their color: red, white and black. From a medical point of view, grapes combat water retention, are rich in potassium and vitamins and have antioxidant and cancer-fighting capabilities. The grape harvest begins in September and lasts until October.

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Kiwi

Kiwis are a fruit rich in Vitamin C and minerals that are beneficial to our health. The Hayward and Tsechelidis varieties, grown in Epirus and Central Macedonia are set apart by their dark green colour and rich flavour. At CHB-VITOM’S factory, kiwis are prepared with appropriate methods in order to retain their flavour and health

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Plum

Plums are a fruit with a very sweet taste and a pleasant fragrance. They are rich in Vitamin C and contain Vitamin A, calcium, fibre and magnesium. The main farming areas are Thessaly, the island of Skopelos, Central Greece, Macedonia and Thrace. The main varieties that are grown are: Black Beauty, Black Star, Black Diamond,

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Pomegranate

Pomegranates are one of the most beneficial fruits due to their antioxidant properties and the vitamins they contain. They have a wonderful, sweet flavour and deep red colour. CHB-VITOM processes the Wonderful variety, known for its bright red colour and the Epidaurus variety (Hermione) that is known for its sweet and delicious taste and mainly

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Carrot

Carrots are an excellent food because they are rich in Vitamin A and have significant amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and niacin. In Greece they are cultivated mainly in Macedonia and Central Greece. Aegina is the main variety with a large conical root and orange colour. CHB-VITOM uses carrots only for juice blends.

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a fruit with a wonderful and unique flavour. It is rich in Vitamin C, has antibacterial and fat-burning properties. The harvest begins in November and lasts until March. CHB produces grapefruit juice concentrate.

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