Over 130 years, the name 'Koronzis' has put it's stamp on this
product, the 'black gold' as it was characterized in times when Greek
Currants starred among other agricultural products.
The family company is one of the oldest companies in Greece and is
specialized in the processing, packaging and export of Corinthian
Currants, this Greek superfood that has 'conquered' the world.
Our story begins in 1830 when our great grand father Kostas started
trading and exporting Greek Currants in Europe.
His sons, Harilaos and John continued the exports and were honored by
the Kingdom of Greece with an exports award.
The family business passed to the next generation and after the civil
war, sons of Harilaos, Dionisiοs and Thanasis built and equipped a new
factory in Amaliada and also established a second factory of citrus
trees in Amaliada.
They exported their products mainly in
Europe and USA.
In 1979 sons of Dionisiοs, Harilaos and Kostas transferred the
business to new facilities in Marathia in a privately owned area of 50
acres, 3 kilometers away from Amalias city centre.
Over the last 40 years we have expand our factory and today it covers
over 4,000 square meters.
We operate with the latest technology mechanical equipment and we have
made large investments in the last decades achieving the desired
The factory is certified under ISO 22000:2018, BRC Issue 2018(Grade
AA) Kosher and Halal.
The company is launching new products based on Greek Currants and is
looking forward to evolve innovative products.
Our company has always been family owned and our reputation is very
important to us.
Our eternal target is to produce Safe and Healthy Quality products
providing the absolute assurance to the final recipients, as well as
the customers service.
Company's philosophy is to build strong and long term cooperation with
clients and suppliers for mutual profits and the following key points
help to achieve our goal.
Greek Corinthian Currants
The importance of currants as a commercial product seems to have roots
in antiquity, as it was used in order to exchange for the purchase of
a slave, and was also offered as a reward and as a treatment to
The currant, is nothing more but the
dried form of grapes.
Grown in the summer months, are dried naturally under the sun on the
vines. The traditional way of preparing them is spreading them down to
the ground and turning them every 7-10 days for about 3 weeks.
When and where did currants originate?
Currants were probably "discovered" by an ancient man the first time
he found them dried on the vine. The Phoenicians planted vineyards
around Malaga and Valencia (Spain) and in Corinth (Greece), between
120 and 900 B.C. Around the same time, the Armenians were starting
their vineyards in Persia.
How and when are the grapes dried?
In late August, grapes are hand picked, laid on rows of poly paper
trays in the vineyard, and allowed to dry naturally in the sun. After
two to three weeks, a fresh grape becomes a sun-dried currant.
How many grapes does it take to make a pound of currants?
Four pounds of fresh Grapes yield one pound of currants.
Are currants good for you?
Yes! Not only are currants a good source of fiber, potassium, iron,
calcium, and certain B vitamins, but they are also fat free and
cholesterol free. Currants are also a very rich source of
antioxidants. They contain only Natural sugar for Natural Energy. No
preservatives are used to keep them fresh.
Why should you add Greek Currants in your diet?
Their positive effect on our health lies in the fact that they contain
antioxidants, fiber, potassium, selenium, vitamin A, B vitamins and
The antioxidant properties, enhance the immune system and protect
cells from degeneration brought about by physiological processes of
oxidation that lead to aging and eventually death.
The fiber present in currants improve bowel function combating
constipation and also help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of
The iron contained in plant form, helps prevent iron deficiency anemia.
Potassium is a mineral that regulates the sodium levels in the body
thereby reducing the symptoms of detentions and also helps to lower
The B vitamins are essential for many key functions of our body, such
as metabolism, energy production, the production of red blood cells as
well as help improve memory, concentration and mood.
Vitamin D is important for vision, growth and reproduction as well as
serving other functions in the human body.
Selenium is a trace mineral that our body needs in small amounts. This
when ingested protein bound and forms the selinioproteines, which have
antioxidant properties and protect against cancer and cardiovascular
disease, regulate the function of the thyroid gland and contribute to
the immune defense system.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the currants have antimicrobial
properties that prevent the development of caries, gingivitis and
What is the best way to store currants?
Cool storage is the best way to keep currants. After the package has
been opened they should be put in a sealed container and refrigerated.
Currants will retain their flavor, color, and nutritive value if
stored in the refrigerator. They can be kept even longer if frozen.
Currants will thaw quickly at room temperature.
"fine quality from the experience of four generations"
Koronzi Bros Co.
P.O. box 19, 27200
Tel: +30 2622 027716
Fax: +30 26220 28724
Κωνσταντίνος Κοροντζής - Mob: +30 6977694065
Ιωάννα Κοροντζή - Mob: +30 6970069995
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