Product of Greece
Net WT. 1KG
Kalamon Olives / Ελιές Καλαμόν 1kg
Kalamon olives are also famously known in other parts of the world as Kalamata olives. The Kalamon or Kalamata olives are the most popular variety of olives widely used in cooking and as an ingredient in a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes. The Kalamon with its distinct superior taste and quality is one of the widely exported Greek produce. The Kalamon olives are one of the top exported food items from Greece all over the world. It is cultivated in the areas of Messinia (formerly known as Kalamata) and Lakonia (known as Sparta) can also be found in the region of Agrinion in Greece. The Kalamon fruits usually ripen during mid-November to early January which is the late fall to midwinter.
There is only a slight difference between the Kalamon or Kalamata olives from the most usual olive trees. Olive trees are slow growing trees which are evergreen. Leaves are a little bit larger than the normal olive tree leaf. The skin of the ripe fruit acquires a deep black colour. Maturation takes place in November and can be extended when there is overproduction. The productivity of the Kalamata olive tree is moderate. The tree demands soil and atmospheric moisture and it is resistant to soil salinity, Dacus (olive fruit fly) and Verticillium. What is amazing about the Kalamon olive tree is that it can stay alive for thousands of years. The roots of the Kalamon olive tree extend widely from its base to get the optimum moisture that it could retrieve from this dry area.
Olives are one of the most popular,traditional and pure products of Greece and is an important side dish of Greek cuisine,especially with salads and legumes. The benefits for the human body are many and that is due to the rich nutrients that they conatin,such as Vitamin E, which contributes to the skin health and has an antiageing action.
Most of the fat (more than 75 percent) in olives is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat known for lowering your risk of heart disease
Olives contain antioxidants “in abundance” and have antioxidant properties that may be stronger than those of vitamin E
Olives contain cancer-fighting properties, anti-aging components and may support your bone health