Kalamata olives PDO (210g) – Kanakis
Named after the city of Kalamata, these well-known Greek table olives are soft and fleshy to the bite and full of fruity flavour. A much-loved table olive and an absolute ingredient of the worldwide known and appreciated greek salad, along with feta cheese!
Kalamata olives only grow in the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece. Although all olives come from olive trees, different climates have different effects on the olives that are produced.
Olive trees in the Peloponnese Peninsula tend to have larger leaves than other olive trees and can absorb a lot of sun, which is a major factor in the production of the delicious, purple-hued kalamata olives.
Fun fact: Kalamata olives contain a compound called gallic acid. A recent study showed that gallic acid can help repair nerve cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s Disease in rats.