Our vision is to establish ourselves in the food market as a company that
produces and distributes products of the highest quality and safety.
Quality: we make action our promise to offer best.
The quality constitutes the first fundamental value of achieved course of Agrino. Up to today based on this value, the company strengthens the Greek producers and the cultures (for products of rice but also legumes), to the extend this is of course possible.
As result of this, Agrino became the first private company that was certified with P.G.E. (Protected Geographic Clue) on her product Giants - Elephants Kastoria.
Innovation: we satisfy the needs of consumers with pioneering ideas.
The innovation constitutes with her line the second fundamental value on which it is based all these years the success of Agrino. Objective of company constitutes it devises pioneering ideas, creating thus innovative products and packing.
Taking into consideration the better comprehension of requirements of consumers and in step with the continuous effort of improvement, not only her products of but also services and her processes, Agrino has achieved it possesses the 1st place in the preference of Greek Consumers.
1. Research & Development of New Products
2. Structured Development of Exports
3. Constant Updating of Technological Equipment
4. Revival of Pulses Cultivation in Greece
5. Emphasis on the Integrated Crop Management System
6. Development of Corporate Social Responsibility
Getting to know rice
Rice has proven to be a food loved by all the people, a taste that unites people and cultures. Make use of the wide range of Agrino rices and renew daring new tasteful combinations!
Rice is exceptionally healthy food for several reasons. It contains complex carbohydrates, which means that it consists of starch and dietary fibers. The complex carbohydrates are digested slowly, giving thus our body the possibility to use the energy they give us for a longer duration. The dietary fibers help the development of our intestinal flora, which plays a significant role in keeping our immune system strong.
Like all starchy food, rice does not contain many proteins. However, the proteins it does contain are easily digestible and are easily absorbed by our body. This is the reason why rice is such a suitable food for babies, elderly people and those who due to health reasons have trouble eating. Nutritionists tell us that adults do not need large amounts of proteins. 55 to 75 grams per day are enough, which is about half a small steak. The exceeding quantity is either turned into energy or fat.
Rice contains all 8 amino-acids the human body needs to constantly build up new and strong muscles.
Rice is also healthy for what it does not contain. It does not contain cholesterol or gluten and it does not cause allergies. Its low salt and fat content make it suitable for diets.
Rice has been feeding mankind for over 5000 years. It travelled from China to Ancient Greece and from Persia to the Nile Delta. The ancient Chinese and Indians considered it to be a «gift from the gods», which saved them from great natural disasters. «In life it are not the pearls that are valuable, but the five seeds of the earth, of which the rice is the most valuable» goes a Chinese saying. Rice followed the footsteps of the soldiers returning from Alexander the Great's expedition to India, reached Greece and Europe and centuries later also America. Enjoying rice is a reference point for all social classes, all over the world.
Cultivation - production of rice
The cultivation of rice exceeds the cultivation of any other agricultural product in the world and it constitutes the basic food for at least 2/3 of the world population.
In Greece the cultivation of rice takes place in river deltas and areas along the coastline, which adds to the kernel a natural salty flavor.
Before it reaches our plate from the field, it goes through various production stages.