Description: The organic Kalamata olives are one of the main organic functional olive products, of single estate, exclusively of the terroir of Sakellaropoulos organic farms.
They combine the authentic olive flavor with the traditional natural way of processing, without pasteurization, without chemical additives and minimal addition of salt, characterized as a healthy superfood, with health protective ingredients and many international awards.
They participate in global clinical trials at university institutions, such as the "Olives For Health" research at the School of Public Health in collaboration with the Department of Cardiology of the School of Medicine at Yale University in the USA, with ClinicalTrials.gov registration number NCT05218980.
In addition, they participate in clinical studies on their effect on human health, conducted by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the NKUA.
High Phenolic Kalamata Olives
Organic - Low salt
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.
At the Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms terroir we treat olive production as a quality act, with respect to the long tradition of the land and care for the ecosystem.
After years of efforts with exclusively vertical self-production (single estate), innovative methods and scientific knowledge, we cultivate, produce and package organic natural Kalamata olives of, of high quality.
They are one of the main organic functional olive products of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, with a very high concentration of polyphenols and health-protective ingredients in general, based on scientific research of university institutions but also multiple awards in international competitions, for their concentration in ingredients that protect human health.
At the same time, the certified organic Kalamata olives are completely natural, with a very unique taste and flavor, which lead to the conclusion that they are table olives with superior organoleptic characteristics. They are, after all, one of the key ingredients of the world-famous "Mediterranean diet", which seems to have amazing effects on the longevity of the Mediterranean people.
They combine the authentic, pure olive flavor with their specialized natural way of processing, based on tradition and scientific monitoring, with minimal addition of salt in all stages.
The end result is that the organic Kalamata table olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are an experience of unique taste and top quality, now recognized worldwide in many international competitions.
Their production methodology is innovative, starting exclusively from our organic farms, which is why they are characterized by the international term single estate organic table olives of Kalamata variety.
There is absolute management during their collection by hand at the optimal stage of ripening, with simultaneous quality sorting before they go through the process of many month natural fermentation, in a few hours from the olive harvest.
Their non-thermal processing (pasteurization) at any stage, from harvest to the final packaging, has a significant effect on their content of beneficial micronutrients but also on their high quality.
The Kalamata table olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are organic, 100% natural and are not processed or artificially colored, 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 organic Kalamata olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, the salt content is at very low levels, throughout the fermentation process but also in the final standardization of the olives, at a rate of less than 50% of the average salt usually contained in the olives on the market.
In their final packaging we add a large amount of organic extra virgin olive oil by our organic farms, as well as a small amount of organic natural vinegar.
They are produced without chemical additives, without artificial preservatives and without pasteurization. We do not use sodium hydroxide, ferrous gluconate or other chemicals during the debittering process, which destroy many of the beneficial components of the olives and the substances that promote the development of aromatic and taste characteristics. The debittering process lasts up to 10 months.
Consequently, the organic Kalamata olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms have a high nutritional value, as they have high levels of phenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamins, tocopherols and beneficial micronutrients, which are preserved in the natural fermentation process for many months. The result is a "live" functional food with wonderful natural aromas and excellent taste.
It is no coincidence that the table olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are awarded each year with the highest distinction of the Super Health Gold Award, at the Aristoleo High Phenolic Table Olive Awards, the international competition that awards the high beneficial ingredients (phenols) that the table olives contain.
They are rightfully characterized as the olives with the most beneficial health-protective ingredients in the world. These beneficial ingredients found in table olives are the polyphenols, mainly hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives.
These polyphenols are powerful micronutrients that belong to the natural antioxidants, have significant biological activity and have been attributed anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective properties.
For Sakellaropoulos organic farms, the collaboration with university research institutes is at their core and is the scientific proof of the top quality difference of their table olives.
Such an example is the clinical study carried out by the scientific team of the School of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with the 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, under the supervision of the World Olive Center for Health, the results of which were announced at the scientific conference of the Oleocanthal International Society (OIS) in 2016.
The 20 volunteers in the clinical study, all healthy, saw a significant improvement in their lipidemic profile, especially LDL/HDL cholesterol levels, consuming just five (5) table olives a day.
The Kalamata olives produced by Sakellaropoulos organic farms were selected for the study, as they were found to have 5 times higher concentration of hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol than any other commercially available variety (see more).
Additionally, the organic Kalamata olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms were selected to exclusively participate in the research titled "Olives For Health" conducted by the School of Public Health at Yale University, in collaboration with researchers from the Department of Cardiology of the Yale School of Medicine in the USA. This study has been published at ClinicalTrials.gov with registration number NCT05218980 and its purpose is to assess the benefits to human health from the daily consumption of table olives (see more).
In addition to the rich health protective ingredients, their identity is defined by their taste profile, of high quality. The organic Kalamata table olives of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms are plentiful and tastefully belong to the international category "excellent olives".
They have many positive taste characteristics that give them excellent taste personality, proper maturation of fine fruity olive aroma, uniformity of sizes, low salt content, with correct hardness and the necessary crunchiness.
The delicious palette of the Kalamata organic olives is complemented by the slight bitterness, the rich fibrous texture, the spicy notes in the taste, the freshness and the refined aromas.
Their identity is completed with a prolonged aftertaste, which fills our taste with reminiscent memories.
For this special taste and high quality, the natural Kalamata table olives are constantly distinguished in international table olive tasting competitions.
Their repeated distinctions have a prominent place in the famous Great Taste Awards competition in London. The international competition Great Taste Awards, awards the best products in the world, is a reference point for gourmet food and has been characterized as the "Oscars of taste", while gold stars awards of the competition are equivalent to the Michelin stars of the award-winning restaurants.
The Kalamata organic table olives are ranked in the global elite of gourmet foods, while they are considered the most award-winning table olives in the world. Some of their top international awards are:
Gold Star Awards in London, at the prestigious Great Taste Awards, for 2020, 2017 and 2013.
Platinum awards of culinary importance, at the international competition Taste Olymp Awards, for 2022 and 2021.
The organic Kalamata table olives of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, apart from the connoisseurs of the international competitions for the tasting of high quality olives, have impressed the gastronomy experts in gourmet foods, desserts and specialized drinks. They are used by many Greek and foreign chefs with fine flavors in their cooking, pastry chefs in their confectionery but also bartenders who trust them in extremely inspiring and enjoyable delicious creations of high quality, which promote the Greek culinary culture.
They have accompanied wonderful culinary creations, but have also been presented as an amuse – bouche for gourmet restaurants in Greece and abroad. Also innovative are the creations of pastry chefs with Kalamata olives in confectionery creations, as a basic ingredient of very special sweets, with imaginative original creations. The creations of specialized bartenders with olives in surprising compositions, such as liqueurs and cocktails, are also impressive.
The organic natural Kalamata olives are the result of our persistent vision since 1992 in the promotion of very high quality in the field of organic farming, belonging to the category of bio functional foods.
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).
Organic Kalamata olives with low salt – Unpasteurized – Without preservatives
With triple rigorous selection by hand - 10 month natural fermentation process