SAMYTHOS is a new vertically integrated company producing homemade Greek superfoods. Established in Alexandroupoli and with its production line in Vrysika, Evros, SAMYTHOS manufactures traditional and innovative sesame seed products using cutting edge methods.
We use the Evros variety of sesame seed and it grows exclusively on SAMYTHOSí mountainous and organic farmland, which is within the Natura network region; one of the European Ecological Network of regions which are home to rare and threatened flora and fauna.
Under strict supervision and through the combination of a low yield and mountainous microclimate, we produce certified organic sesame seeds with the highest quality characteristics (essential oils, vitamins, minerals & enzymes).
We harvest, sort, wash and dry the seeds by hand to minimize the risk of damaging the seed, which would compromise its quality.
Our company is certified for its organic production of sesame seeds and tahini and have obtained the ISO 22000 certification.
After the sesame seed is heated, the sesame paste is blended at a moderate temperature so as to retain 65%-70% of the uncooked raw tahiniís vitamins.
The machines used during the processing are of our own design and we continuously monitor the characteristics and nutrients of the sesame seed paste. As a result, the seed retains its relative moisture while we ensure that its oil is affected the least.
The above procedure means that we have a tahini with a high fluidity, full taste and the aroma of roasted sesame seeds with the dominant notes of peanut and hazelnut in the aftertaste.