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Cortas

Cortas

Wholesome goodness since 1925

Having succeeded in 1925 with their mother's apricot jam recipe which became famous among family and friends in Brumana, Lebanon; the Cortas family decided to venture into a new journey to create an array of delightful food products. In 1926, the Cortas Canning Company was founded and led by Emile Cortas who had undergone a jam making apprenticeship in Ireland and his brother Michael, a chemistry graduate from the American University of Beirut.

In spite of numerous wars and challenges, and the two-time destruction of the plant, Cortas resiliently strived in the expansion of its range and flourished overseas.

 

An authentic taste of home

Today, Cortas harvests fresh and wholesome produce from Lebanon’s Bekaa and Akkar plains and other parts of the world to offer the very best of the Lebanese kitchen, which is at the heart of the Mediterranean cuisine.

With its reinvented hearty and healthy recipes, Cortas remains true to its vegan, gluten-free and preservative-free fundamentals.

 

Product range

 

Canned Beans

Made from premium ingredients, Cortas beans are carefully selected from the best international sources to offer you ready-made recipes to just heat and eat.

Cortas beans are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, gluten-free, and rich in proteins, antioxidants and fiber.

The range includes:

  •  Cortas Fava Beans: an assortment of original, broad and peeled beans
  •  Cortas Fava Beans recipes: Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian, Cumin and Chili
  •  Cortas Chickpeas: cooked, boiled or in the special and exclusive Hummus Balila mix

 

 Vegetarian Dips

Made from premium beans, the Cortas dips include only pure sesame tahini without any oil addition.

Cortas dips are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives and gluten-free.

The range includes:

  • Cortas Hummus Tahini: being the first brand to offer canned Hummus Tahini in 1946, this recipe offers a truly authentic taste with a unique rich texture and is rich in proteins, antioxidants and fiber
  • Cortas Baba Ghanoush: produced from freshly grilled in-season eggplant for an unmatchable smoked taste, this smooth eggplant dip is a great source of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals

 

 Vegetable Lebanese Specialty

 Produced from freshly picked and in-season Lebanese vegetables exclusively.

Cortas Lebanese specialty vegetables are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives and gluten-free.

The range includes:

  • Cortas Molokhiya: with different offerings between pre-cooked whole leaves or minced, it has anti-aging properties
  • Cortas Whole Young Okra: small-sized tender green okra, naturally rich in fiber. Offered to you pre-cooked for the perfect recipe.

 

 Vegetables

Selected from the best varieties of vegetables to ensure the optimal result in all your favorite dishes.

Cortas vegetables are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, and gluten-free.

The range includes:

  • Green Peas and Green Peas with carrots: pre-cooked for your ultimate convenience.

 

 Falafel mix

Ready-to-cook falafel powder mix prepared from fava beans, chickpeas and a special blend of spices. Its authentic Lebanese recipe makes it so mouthwatering for you to enjoy fried or baked.

Cortas Falafel is natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, rich in protein and fiber, and a great source of iron.

 

Jams

Produced exclusively from freshly picked and in-season fruits from Lebanon, Cortas jams undergo a unique manufacturing process that yields a special recipe, which ensures the preservation of the fruits’ natural color, flavor and nutrients.

Cortas jams are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, and gluten-free.

The range includes different flavors; original and light without added sugar:

  • Cortas Apricot Jam
  • Cortas Strawberry Jam
  • Cortas Fig Jam

 

 Pomegranate Molasses

The Cortas Pomegranate Molasses is produced from a careful selection of in-season Lebanese pomegranate varieties, offering you a balanced sweet and sour blend that can add a remarkable tangy sweet flavor to your salads, meats, marinades, glazes and sauces.

Cortas molasses are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, and gluten-free.

 

Waters

Being a worldwide leader in Rose and Orange Blossom waters, Cortas offers a truly unique and intense flavor profile.

Cortas waters are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, and gluten-free.

The range includes:

  • Cortas Rose Water: made from distilled oriental Damascene roses
  • Cortas Orange Blossom Water: made from distilled bitter oranges blossoms

 

 Tahini

The Cortas Tahini is made from 100% pure white sesame seeds selected from the finest varieties in East Africa. They are slow-roasted to offer the best possible taste and texture.

Cortas tahini is natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, gluten-free, and rich in calcium.

 

Halva

The Cortas Halva range is made from 100% pure white sesame seeds selected from the finest varieties in East Africa.

Cortas halva is natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, gluten-free, and rich in antioxidants

The range includes:

  • Cortas Original Halva: the original crumbly sesame treat
  • Cortas Pistachios Halva: with pistachios roasted to perfection
  • Cortas Sugar-Free Halva: the guilt-free sweet treat without sugar

 

 Pickles

The Cortas pickles are produced from exclusively freshly picked and in-season Lebanese vegetables, for a mouth-watering and crunchy product to enhance your dishes.

Cortas pickles are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, free of colorants, free of artificial additives, gluten-free, and a great source of minerals

The range includes:

  • Cortas Pickled Cucumbers
  • Cortas Pickled Wild Cucumbers
  • Cortas Mixed Pickled
  • Cortas Pickled Eggplants
  • Cortas Pickled Peppers

 

 Ready Meals

Spreading the goodness of home cooked Lebanese meals with the purest of ingredients and in a natural manufacturing process, Cortas offers the convenience of specialty meals without compromising on quality. To be enjoyed hot or cold, these Mediterranean goodness meals are conveniently packed in microwave safe and recyclable material.

Cortas ready meals are natural, vegan, free of preservatives, and gluten-free- excluding the bulgur wheat.

The range includes:

  • Cortas green beans in olive oil with garlic and tomatoes
  • Cortas eggplant with chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce
  • Cortas bulgur wheat with tomatoes and onions
  • Cortas lentil rice with sautéed onions and cumin

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