Description: Portokalenies gourmet table olives are a functional olive product (functional foods) of our organic farms, with a very high concentration of health protective substances.
They are absolutely natural table Kalamata olives, with unique taste, aromas, as well as superior organoleptic characteristics with international awards of taste and quality.
The character of the Portokalenies olives is given by the Laconian orange, with the addition of its sweet and sour juice and its percussive peel with its essential oil, with a minimal addition of salt. They lead to a delicious pleasure on a spring morning walk in Nature, among blooming oranges and sturdy olives of Laconia.
High Phenolic Kalamata Olives
Gourmet - With orange and herbs
At Sakellaropoulos organic farms, in Sparta, Laconia, since 1992, the first Greek terroir has been created with certified organic cultivation, vertical production and approved packaging according to Greek and international standards.
After years of efforts with exclusively vertical self-production (single estate), innovative methods and scientific knowledge, we cultivate, produce and package the gourmet table olives "Portokalenies", which are high quality Kalamata olives, with two (2) aromatic herbs from the Laconian land, in an amazing taste combination of the excellent Laconian orange.
They are considered one of the leading expressions of creation of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, belonging to their premium series "Gourmet Kalamata Olives".
They are one of the main functional foods of our organic farms, with a very high concentration of polyphenols and health protective substances in general, based on scientific research from university institutions and multiple awards at international competitions, for their health protective content.
At the same time, the high quality Portokalenies olives are completely natural table olives, with a very unique taste and flavor, which lead to the conclusion that they are table olives with superior organoleptic characteristics.
They combine the authentic taste of Kalamata olives with their specialized natural way of processing, based on tradition and scientific monitoring, with minimal addition of salt but also with a unique combination of the earthy flavors of the aromatic herbs with the Laconian orange, its wonderful juice and its peel.
The end result is that the Portokalenies table olives by Sakellaropoulos organic farms are an experience of unique taste of high quality, now recognized worldwide in many international olive competitions around the world.
Their production methodology is innovative, starting exclusively from our organic farms, which is why they are characterized by the international term single estate olives.
There is absolute management during their handmade collection at the optimal stage of ripening, with simultaneous triple quality sorting before they go through the process of many months of natural fermentation, in a few hours from the olive harvest.
Their non-thermal processing (pasteurization) at any stage, from harvest to final packaging, has a significant effect on their content of beneficial micronutrients but also on their high quality.
The table gourmet Kalamata olives "Portokalenies" by Sakellaropoulos organic farms are 100% natural, and are not processed or artificially tanned, like the usual olives on the market. At the same time, no intervention is made in their physical form, such as the deconstructive "slitting" or the violent "cracking" or their exposure to the sun and the atmosphere, as in the usual olives of the market.
Another important difference is that in the gourmet Portokalenies olives, the salt content is at very low levels, throughout the fermentation process and in the final packaging of the olives, at a rate of less than 50% of the average salt content of the olives that are usually on the market.
In their final packaging we add a large amount of organic extra virgin olive oil from our organic farms, a small amount of organic natural vinegar with special aromas, as well as two aristocratic aromatic herbs, fennel seeds and laurel, while the delicious completion is promoted by fresh orange juice and peel.
They are produced without chemical additives, without artificial preservatives and without pasteurization. No sodium hydroxide, ferrous gluconate or other chemicals are used during the debittering process, which destroy many of the beneficial components of the olive and the substances that promote the development of high aromatic and taste characteristics.
Consequently, the gourmet Portokalenies olives by Sakellaropoulos organic farms have a high nutritional value, as they contain phenols, antioxidants, vitamins, tocopherols and beneficial micronutrients, which are preserved in the olives through many months of fermentation. The result is a "live" functional food with wonderful natural aromas and excellent taste.
Portokalenies olives are characterized as one of the types of olives with beneficial health-protective ingredients. These beneficial ingredients in table olives are polyphenols, mainly hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives predominating, which are powerful micronutrients that belong to natural antioxidants.
In the year 2017, Portokalenies olives have been found to have the highest concentration of phenols (natural antioxidants) in the world. Indicatively, the average value of tyrosol in commercially available olives was 134 μg/g and of hydroxytyrosol 244 μg/g, while Portokalenies olives were found to have 1112 μg/g tyrosol and 1420 μg/g hydroxytyrosol, with a total sum of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol of 2532 μg/g.
Apart from the rich health protective ingredients, the unique identity of the premium series "Gourmet Kalamata Olives" and especially of the Portokalenies olives is defined by their taste profile, which is of very high quality.
The gourmet olives Portokalenies by Sakellaropoulos organic farms belong to the international category "excellent olives", they have many taste characteristics that give them a great tasting personality, fruity olive aroma, ideal firmness and they are plentiful with uniform size and low salt.
The delicious palette of Portokalenies olives is complemented by the slight bitterness, the rich fibrous texture, the spicy notes in the taste and the refined aromas.
Their identity is completed with a prolonged aftertaste, to which the aromatic herbs that accompany them together with the organic extra virgin olive oil from our organic farms contribute harmoniously.
The combination of aromatic herbs and their proportion in all stages of production of Portokalenies olives is an innovation, a delicious "secret" of Sakellaropoulos organic farms.
The delicate fennel seeds and the impressive laurel, in combination with the organic extra virgin olive oil of our production, the lemon juice and the natural aromatic vinegar, create a taste journey through the Laconian nature, an unforgettable experience.
The final character of the Portokalenies olives is given by the juicy Laconian orange, with the addition of its wonderful sweet and sour juice and its firm peel with its essential oil, which leads to a delicious pleasure of a spring morning walk in Nature, between blooming flowers and sturdy olives of Laconia.
For this special taste and high quality, the gourmet table olives Portokalenies have been awarded in international table olive tasting competitions.
At the famous Great Taste Awards competition in London, they were awarded 3 gold stars for 2022 and they ranked in the Great Taste Awards Supreme Champions 2022.
The more than 500 judges of the Great Taste Awards 2022, said about the Portokalenies gourmet olives: “Heavenly. We were transported straight to Greece by these joyous plump Kalamata olives. The marinade perfectly frames their tart yet fragrant character, with just the right combination of a good olive oil, a hint of orange and a handful of herbs”.
They have impressed the culinary experts in gourmet dishes and special desserts by many Greek and foreign chefs with fine flavors in their cooking and pastry chefs in their confectionery.
The gourmet olives Portokalenies are the result of the persistent vision of the Sakellaropoulos organic farms, in the emergence and evolution of the taste characteristics of the natural table olives in new paths, of high quality and gastronomy.
The focus and philosophy of the whole new series "Gourmet Kalamata Olives" with the signature of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, is the great value and their global uniqueness exclusively for the internal content, and not the packaging or the design, the marketing or the branding.
As a single estate and terroir olive product of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, it is packaged exclusively in our modern packaging facilities with all the legal specifications for food safety and hygiene (see more).
Gourmet Kalamata olives Portokalenies – Unpasteurized – Without preservatives
With triple rigorous selection by hand - 10 month natural fermentation process