It takes more than great garlic to make a great garlic paste, and Nissos’s unique blend of indigenous, highly aromatic Greek garlic with extra virgin olive oil and the most aromatic oregano in the world makes for a paste that is literally good enough to eat on its own!
This is not just any old garlic. The variety of Platykambou, as it’s called, was first noticed by one of the world’s premiere makers of natural garlic remedies and probiotics, the Japanese nutraceutical company Wakunaga. Garlic Platykambou has an exceptionally high concentration of essential oils and other cancer-fighting nutrients. The University of Thessaly stepped in, and is now conducting studies on the health benefits of this particular garlic variety, aiming to achieve designation of origin status. Platykambou garlic, besides being extraordinarily rich in nutrients and essential oils, is noticeably aromatic, with a complex flavor that derives from this region’s unique microclimate.
There are many uses for this convenient, delicious paste. For those of us who scorn the chore of chopping garlic yet disdain the usually tasteless supermarket varieties of prepared garlic, this is the paste for you! Use it anywhere you’d use chopped garlic. Its smooth creamy texture, thanks to the EVOO, makes it easy to mix into dips and spreads, sauces, marinades, and more.