Thasos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, known as “the emerald island”, a true natural paradise. Its name comes from prince Thasos, son of king Agenor and brother of Europe. Thasos returned to the island after failing to find his sister Europe, who was abducted by God Zeus. Zeus hid her in a place, we call Europe today, after the famous daughter.

According to the legend, Agenor of Phoenicia got married to Telephassa and had four sons and a daughter: Cadmus, Phoenix, Cilician, Thasos and Europe. Thasos is mentioned in Euripides writings “Phoenician Women” and also in several Pausanias writings. According to ancient Greek mythology, Europe the princess whom Zeus abducted after assuming the form of a dazzling white bull, carried Europe away through Bosporus canal to the continent known today, as Europe.

Agenor, meanwhile send Europe’s brothers in search for her, telling them not to return without her. As Europe couldn’t be found, non of the brothers returned. They all settled down in different places, and founded colonies and cities, that took after their names: Phoenicia, Cilicia and Thasos.
Olive trees are abundant in Thasos from ancient times and considered to be a blessed tree. The typical olive of the island is Throumba (savory), which is gathered by hand one by one. First it gets blackened and dried up on the tree. The preparation of Throumba is done simply by salt in a traditional way. By that, the intense bitterness of the olive is removed. After removing the unwanted salt, sprinkling with organic olive oil follows. The organic olive oil is what adds to throumba its full flavour and its unique taste. Packing follows in a modified nitrogen atmosphere.

Our organic throumba olive comes in two packages:

  1. th!nkgreen Throumba olives and…
  2. th!nkgreen Throumba olives with aromatic herbs. A secret recipe from the monks in the Mount Athos
    Mount Athos is a place completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. For this reason it is called the Holly Mountain.

The monks confided the recipe to th!nkgreen! So the addition of thyme, coriander, anise, fennel and lemon, in the right proportions enriches throumba olives with extra tones of aromas, turning them to a product of unique taste!
The nutritional value of olive is fully proven. Depending on their size, 5 small olives or 3 large give 45 calories, equal to one teaspoon of olive oil. Olives are also a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids.

Olives are rich in nutrients and compete with virgin olive oil. They contain significant amounts of vitamin A, carotenoids and vitamins in small amounts of B1, B6 and B12. Black olives in relation to green olives are richer in total tocopherols and are the only ones that contain beta-and alpha tocopherols and tocotrienols. Main trace-elements of olives are potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, while those kept in brine contain large amounts of sodium.

The table olive because of its content in vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin” is responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. It helps growth, reproduction, vision and especially perfection of the skin. Additionally it shows anticancer activity while tocopherols have antioxidant properties and also antitumor activity. Monounsaturated fatty acids enhance the function of the cardio respiratory system and protect us from cardiovascular diseases. Olives are inferior to pure virgin olive oil only as far as the content of vitamin E is regarded, since they contain it in a small quantity. They ensure adequate antioxidant protection of the body. They also have a relatively high content of carotenoids especially beta-carotene (provitamin A). So, they may be a part of an anti-aging supplement that not only prolongs the youth of the skin, but also works as an antidote for degenerative diseases or diseases that deplete the body, which include heart disease, various cancers and diabetes type 2.

Thassian throumba table olives are very rich in quality, they follow a unique way

of drying on the tree and get processed only by salt in a traditional way. Its particular taste makes throumba widely exported and loved in many places around the world. The careful selection of th!nkgreen guarantees a unique dining experience.

Particular features of savory th!nkgreen:

  • It ripens on the tree and is harvested by hand
  • Features the unique taste of the Thassian special Throumba variety
  • It has limited salinity
  • It is packed in a modified atmosphere of nitrogen
  • It is based on a secret recipe from the monks of Mount Athos

The amount of salt used touches the ideal rate, which allows the maintenance of olive without making it especially salty. Therefore, all those who suffer from hypertension are protected, since they should pay attention to the consumption of sodium (olives heavily salted).

The method of modified atmosphere of nitrogen, used during packaging ensures that the olive will not be compressed and will remain moisture and keep all its beneficial substances.