Since 1956, we have grown our pulses and rice in smallfamily farms in the Prespes and Kastoria lakes area,on the mountains of Grevena and around the rivers andcostal areas of Thessaloniki, in ideal microclimateconditions. Our farmers are hands-on every day withtraditional farming techniques; so it is really nowonder our pulses’ and rice’s premium quality goesbeyond anything mass-produced you have ever tried. Thepulses and rice we are proud to call our own taste sogood because they embody our philosophy: to alwaysproduce goods of value, the right way, at the righttime.This is our story...
We are located atone of the mostbeautiful areasof Greece, theWestern Macedoniaregion. Where thelakes of Prespesand Kastoria havecreated a uniqueecosystem.
A place with beautiful villages...The village of Nymfeon at Florina Perfecture
our hometown Kastoria and its lake...City of Kastoria
the beautiful Prespes lakes...Mikri Prespa lake, Florina Perfecture
ancient history...Agios Achilleios basilica built in the 10th century by czarSamouil, Small Prespa Lake, Florina Perfecture
and even more ancient history that goes backto prehistoric times ...Prehistoric (5.300 B.C.) lake settlement fully reconstructed,Kastoria lake... where findings of cultivation of pulseslike lentils come from 5000 B.C.
At our blessed fertile land grow some of the most delicious beans, lentils and chickpeas in the world: The soil of the cultivation areas, are considered to be ideal, rich in calcium, sandy loam or loamy texture sandy clay and light, balanced pH and good drainage of the terrain. Perfect microclimate conditions, with high humidity and ideal temperatures and high altitude from 700m to 1000m. Farmers preserve the genetic purity of theTraditional seed as theymethods of faithfullycultivation that follow thego centuries back. tradition of the growing process. There are 3 bean varieties acknowledged by The European Union as products of Protected Geographic Indication.
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Here, starts our own story, back in 1956, when our grandfather, the grocer Thomas Stogiannidis from Vassiliada village ofKastoria, starts selling the famous pulses from Prespes and Kastoria to other towns in Greece.
Ever since our family follows a growth of innovations and and first: 2008 Arosis 2nd SIAL Nominee for organic products. 2012 Arosis 1998 Arosis is innovates again the 1st company by launching in Greece to the PGI beans produce organic 2004 Arosis 1st cooked in glass beans. SIAL Nominee. jars. 1996 Tryfonas 2007 Arosis is Fotiadis the 3nd the 1st company generation joins in Greece to the family implement the business. Integrated Management Crop 1970’s Thomas system and full 2003 Arosis traceability for sells beans all implements the its pulses. over Greece. innovative1968 The 1st Ecologicalpacked beans system ofever in Greek deworming.Makret. 1985 Arosis starts exporting 1960’s Thoma’s in the US beans are sold market. in Athens market. 1956 Thomas starts his business
Arosis’ growth is based on a single philosohy:“To always produce goods of valuethe right time the right way”A Philosophy that follows the principles of “SlowFood” and fair trade, which is to respect theenviroment, prevent the local tradition and sustainlocal small production, produce healthy and safeproducts for the consumers, create well-being thatonly high quality food can provide.
A three generations experienceand know how!From left to right: the founder ThomasStogiannidis, his daughter Eleni Fotiadi, hisgrandson and current head of Arosis, TryfonasFotiadis.
We invested more than 1.000.000Euros in state-of-the-art equipmentduring the last years. The processis fully automated with the mostadvanced machinery.But still we added a final stage tothe process which is handled by ourexperienced personnel who put theireyes and hands at work.
Preservation of traditionalcultivation methods combined withthe most sophisticated integratedsystems.The certified System of IntegratedManagement for our conventinalcultivations is striclty managed byour agronomists ensuring theprotection of the ecosystem and itsresources, the rational use ofsupplemets, the traceability of theproduct. So our consumers will enjoythe most healthy and safe product.
Our innovative Ecologicaldeworming system leaves nochemical residues, ensuring a100% healthy and safe product forthe consumers. As far as we knowArosis is the only company thatuses such a deworming system,internationally!
Arosis is the pioneer inproducing organic pulsesin Greece.We still remain the onlycompany that has a fullrange of organic Greekpulses and rice.Our almost two decadesexperience in organicfarming, makes usexperts!
InternationalCertified QualityControl Systemsensures our qualitythrough all theproduction process.
But, Arosis’s mostimportant asset isthe 128 familiesthat produceexclusively thebest Greek pulsesand rice in theirSmall Family Farms!
No wonder why Arosis was selected fortheir PL products by: Delhaize Group ALDI SUED (AB VASSILOPOULOS) the German the premium retailer in retailer in Greece. Greece.
Arosis products find their way to the shelves of premiumstores of demanding markets: GERMANY RUSSIA UK USA NORWAY CYPRUS
Consumers all over the world embrace our philosophy reflected on our package: Fully recyclable packaging materials Infos about Arosis’ philosophy and the cultivation area Nutritional Information according to USACooking tips and FDA and EU rulesrecipes All product labels according to the EU legislation
OUR PRODUCT RANGEDRY PULSES ORGANIC DRY PULSES: CONVENTIONAL* DRY PULSES: ✓ Greek Giant Beans, Gigantes ✓ Greek Giant Beans, Gigantes Elephantes Beans from Prespes - Elephantes Beans from Kastoria - P.G.I. P.G.I. ✓ Greek Plake Beans, Plake ✓ Greek Plake Beans, Plake Megalosperma Beans from Prespes Megalosperma Beans from Prespes - P.G.I. - P.G.I. ✓ Greek Colored Giant Beans from ✓ Greek Colored Giant Beans from west Macedonia west Macedonia ✓ Greek Medium (Papouda) Beans ✓ Greek Medium (Papouda) Beans from Amyntaion from Amyntaion ✓ Greek Small Lentils from ✓ Greek Small Lentils from Kastoria Kastoria ✓ Greek Small Chickpeas from ✓ Greek Small Chickpeas from Grevena Grevena ✓ Greek Fava Beans from Feneos ✓ Greek Fava Beans from Feneos * Certified cultivation under the Integrated Management Crop system
OUR PRODUCT RANGERICE WILD GREEK MAMA COOKS MUSHROOMS BESTORGANIC RICE: ORGANIC RICE: Beans au naturell:✓ Long Grain Parboiled Boletus (porcini) (Organic and Conventional) ✓ Rice ✓ Cantharella ✓ Giant beans from✓ Long Grain Rice Kastoria ✓ Morchella✓ Brown Grain Rice ✓ Plake Beans from KastoriaCONVENTIONAL RICE: ✓ Coloured Giant Beans from Prespes✓ Long Grain Parboiled Rice ✓ Medium (Papouda) Beans✓ Long Grain Rice from Amyntaion✓ Brown Grain Rice ✓ Small Chickpeas from✓ Medium Grain Rice Grevena✓ Long Grain Carolina Rice Organic and Conventional Beans in Sauce: (Organic and Conventional) ✓ Giant beans from Kastoria in tomato sauce “plaki”
Arosis offers three varieties of specific EUquality certification: Protected GeographicIntication(P.G.I.)White Gigantes Plake Megalosperma White GigantesElephantes Beans Beans from Prespes Elephantes Beansfrom Prespes from Kastoria
Greek Giant Beans (Gigantes Elephantes) from Prespes P.G.I.Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.)Organic FarmingCultivation area: Prespes lakes, Florina Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: Our organic giant beans are grown around the Mikri Prespa lake,a place of unique beauty and cultural tradition. The cultivation takesplace at an altitude of 860m, in the protected area of the Prespa NationalPark and in small family farms. The farmers still preserve the traditionalfarming methods. The soil is light, warm and fertile, rich in organic matterthat drains well. The pH is close to the optimum for growing, that is pH =5,8-6.Characteristics : The Gigantes Elephantes Beans from Prespes is a Greekvariety of high quality, thin-skinned and very easy to prepare (shortboiling time), that has been cultivated in this area since the 16th century.This variety is distinguished by the large size of beans, their reniformshape and white colour.Tasting notes: They are soft and smooth. Their taste is so rich and fullthat they are delicious even plain, without any kind of sauce.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kg Type to enter textCertifications:
Greek Giant Beans (Gigantes Elephantes) from Kastoria P.G.I.Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.)Conventional farming: Cerfified cultivation under the Integrated ManagementCrop systemCultivation area: Kastoria lake, Kastoria Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: In one of the most beautiful areas of Greece, in Kastoria, weproduce the renowned Gigantes Elephantes beans. The area offers a perfectecosystem with top quality soil and excellent climatic conditions forgrowing beans at an altitude of 650m to 700m. The soil is considered to beideal with balanced pH and good drainage of the terrain. Farmers intheir small farms, follow traditional cultivation methods with lot ofmanual work during the whole process of growing.Characteristics: The Gigantes Elephantes Beans from Kastoria is a Greekvariety of high quality, thin-skinned and very easy to prepare (shortboiling time), thanks to the unique combination of microclimate, soilcomposition and traditional farming techniques used. It is distinguished bythe relatively large size of beans (slighltly smaller than the Giant beansfrom Prespes), their reniform shape and white colour.Tasting notes: They are soft and smooth. They have such a rich and fulltaste that they are delicious even plain, without any kind of sauce.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Plake Beans (Plake Megalosperma) from Prespes P.G.I.Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.)Organic farmingCultivation area: Prespes lakes, Florina Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: Our organic plake beans are grown around the Mikri Prespa lake,a place of unique beauty and cultural tradition. The cultivation takesplace at an altitude of 860m, in the protected area of the Prespa NationalPark and in small family frams. The soil is light, warm and fertile, rich inorganic matter that drains well. The pH is close to the optimum for growing,that is pH = 5,8-6.Characteristics: Plake beans from Prespes is a Greek variety of high qualitythat has been cultivated here since the 16th century. This variety isdistinguished by the large size of beans, their reniform shape and whitecolour. Thanks to othe unique combination of the microclimate, the soilcomposition and the traditional farming techniques used, they are thin-skinned and boil easily.Taste: They are delicious and tender with rich taste and aroma. In the GeekBean CuIsine, the Plake beans due to their creamy texture are most favouredfor the traditional Greek bean soup called "fasolada".Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Medium Beans (Papouda) from Amyntaiona)Organic Farmingb)Conventional farming: Certified cultivation under the IntegratedManagement Crop systemCultivation Area: Vegoritida lake, Amyntaion, Florina Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: At an altitude of about 540m to 600m the fields extendaround the Vegoritida lake. The climate is influenced by its geographicalposition and altitude, in combination with the great mountains and lake.It is purely continental, with cold winters, high precipitation and snow.The average annual temperature of 11,5 °C positively affects themicroclimate of the neighbouring areas, providing milder conditionsduring the winter. The mild local climate, fertile soils of the drainedpart of the lake and the small family farming favour the cultivation ofour medium beans, giving them their distinctive quality.Characteristics: The Medium Beans have small oval shape and white color.The well adapted variety to the microclimate conditions of the area makethis bean delicious, soft and highly nutritional.Tasting notes: Buttery texture and rich aroma, thin-skinned, easy toprepare. Excellent for soups and salads.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Coloured Giant Beans from West Macedoniaa)Organic Farmingb)Conventional Farming: Certified cultivations under the IntegratedManagement Crop systemCultivation area: Prespa lakes, Florina Prefecture and Kastoria lake,Κastoria perfecture, Northe-West GreeceCultivation: Our Coloured Giant Beans are grown around the Prespa andKastoria lakes areas, areas of unique beauty and long tradition in thecultivation of excelent quality beans. The cultivation takes place in smallfamily farmas at an altitude of 700m to 860m. The soil is light, warm andfertile, rich in organic matter that drains well. The pH is close to theoptimum for growing, that is pH = 5,8-6.Characteristics: The Coloured Giant Beans from West Maceonia is a localvariety with unique characteristics, distinguished by the large size ofbeans and their purple-black colour. In fact, compared to the white beansthey are more nutritional, have extra antioxidants and a unique taste.Tasting notes: Rich taste and aroma like that of chestnut and sweet potato!They are ideal for salads.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Small Lentils from Kastoriaa)Organic Farmingb)Conventional Farming: Certified cultivations under the IntegratedManagement Crop systemCultivation area: Kastoria Mountains, Kastoria Prefecture, North-WestGreeceCultivation: The Kastoria region has a long tradition in cultivatinglentils; so long that it dates back thousands of years, since archeologistsfound lentils at the excavation of the prehistoric settlement Lemneon nextto Kastoria lake. Our fields are mostly located in hilly and mountainousareas, away from the lake, at altitudes between 620m and 1200m, with nohumidity. The climate offers mild winters with low temperatures, mild tomoderate rains in the spring and gradually dry summers with increasingtemperatures and intense sunlight. The land consists of limestone, withexcellent pH values from 6.5 to 7.Charateristics: The Small Lentils from Kastorias is a purely Greek varietycalled Samos, that has adapted perfectly to the climate and soil conditionsof the mountain slopes. Our lentils have small size and light green colour.Tasting notes: Their full taste and rich “mediterranean” aroma reflect thepurity of the enviroment they grow. They are soft and easy to prepare.Delicious for salads and ideal for soups due to their creamy texture.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Small Chickpeas from Grevenaa)Organic Farmingb)Conventional cultivation: Certified under the Integrated Management CropsystemCultivation area: Grevena Mountains, Grevena Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: The region of Grevena is entirely mountainous with lush forestsand biodiversity. The cultivation of chickpeas in Grevena takes place sincethe 18th century. Our farmers cultivate their Chickpeas in the highlands ofthe county at an altitude of 650m and higher. The relatively warm and semi-dry climate of the region with little rainfall, the suitable soil type, thewell-drained fields with pH 6-8 and low calcium and magnesium favor theproduction of quality chickpeas and add excellent features, such asdelicious taste, color and think skin.Characteristics: Our chickpeas have small size and yellow/brown colour. Theyhave very thin skin so there is no need for peeling it during itspreperation process. More over, due to the fact that they keep all of theirskin they are rich in dietary fibers.Tasting notes: Considering the fresh air of the Grevena mountains and theherbs that grow all over the place you can easily imagine how deliciousthese chickpeas are.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Greek Fava Beans from Feneosa)Organic Farmingb)Conventional cultivation: Certified under the Integrated Management CropsystemCultivation area: Feneos lake, Korynthia Prefecture, North-West GreeceCultivation: At an altitude close to 1000 meters and around the FeneosLake, we produce these excellent yellow split peas, called Fava in Greek.The distinctiveness of the land, the microclimate conditions and thecalcium rich soil of the small family farms make our Fava beans some ofthe most delicious, rich in taste and aroma in the world.Characteristics: Our fava beans has small size and yellow coloure.Tasting notes: This top-quality yellow split pea melts when boiled into adelicious veltery puree, typically served with raw onions and olive oil.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kgCertifications:
Our rice range:Cultivation AREA: Serres and Thessaloniki Prefecture, North GreeceOrganic Farming:Long Grain Parboiled RiceLong Grain RiceBrown Grain RiceConventional cultivation:Long Grain Parboiled RiceLong Grain RiceBrown Grain RiceMedium Grain RiceLong Grain Carolina RiceCultivation: All our rice, grow in small family farms in the delta ofSerres’ and Thessaloniki’s rivers and coastal areas. The relatively highsunshine in September and October in particular are conducive to the goodnutrition of the grain which is important for its quality and nutritionalvalue. Meanwhile, the abundant moisture, high temperatures and sunshineduring the summer favour the growth and premium quality of rice. The soilhas high water storing capacity and pH 6-6,5, considered excellent forfarming.Tasting notes: All our rice varieties react perfectly during cooking andhave a light aroma and naturally salty taste.Package: 400g, 5kg, 10kg, 25kg
Pindos Wild MushroomsGrowing area: Mountain Gramos, Vitsi, Kastoria Prefecture, Noth-WestGreeceVarieties:Boletus (porcini)CantharellaMorchellaCharecteristics: These wild mushrooms are the pride of the moist, sunlessand windless Pindos mountain slopes. Their perfect climate andenvironment are the reason why these wild mushrooms are renowned amongaficionados all over the world, along with the fact that they arecollected and dried exclusively by trained professionals dedicated totheir craft. The unique wild varieties encountered in the West Macedoniaregion are gourmet delicacies for those who know how to appreciatepremium quality and superior taste by the standards of even the mostdemanding palates.Package: 30g, 400g
GREEK MAMA COOKS BESTBeans Au Naturell & Beans In Tomato Sauce
Greek Mama Cooks Best!Au naturell range:Greek mama has what it takes on her side to performmiracles in the kitchen: tradition and love. Only the bestis good enough: so this is where we come in, with ourWhite Giant beans proudly produced in the fertile lands ofKastoria and Prespes, Greece. Then, all mama needs to dois soak them in water to conserve their taste and nutrientelements. Then, she boils and serves them at will in colddishes, salads or as side dishes where her imaginationdictates. Do the same. Just open the glass jar and create.Beans au naturell: Giant beans from Kastoria, Plake Beansfrom Kastoria, Coloured Giant Beans from Prespes, Medium(Papouda) Beans from Amyntaion, Small Chickpeas fromGrevena.Organic and ConventionalPackage: 360g glass jarReady to Eat: Greek Giant Beans (Plaki) in tomato sauce.Step into the kitchen of our Greek mama. For her, onlypremium quality pulses are good enough -and this is wherewe come in, since we proudly produce these Giant beans inthe fertile lands of Kastoria, Greece. Then, mama makeseverything with extra virgin olive oil and love. And sodo we. Enjoy our Plaki beans –cooked in tomat sauce withthyme. They are delicious.Ingredients: White Gigantes Elephantes Beans, water,peeled tomato, onion, tomato paste, olive oil, carrot,dill, celery, parsley, thyme, sugar, salt, black pepperOrganic and ConventionalPackage: 280g glass jar