Description: Agouroelies natural olives are an innovative olive product of specialized expertise, one of the main functional foods of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, with antioxidants that protect human health.
They are 100% natural, with minimal salt, not processed or artificially colored.
They are ideal for those who prefer the authentic taste of unripe olives with pleasant bitterness.
For their special taste and high quality, our Agouroelies have been distinguished in international table olive tasting competitions.
High Phenolic Unripe Green Olives
Natural - 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.
With exclusively vertical self-production (single estate), after several years of efforts, innovative methods and scientific knowledge, we cultivate, produce and package unripe olives, of small size, high quality, golden green color, with minimal addition of salt, the unripe olives «Agouroelies».
They are ideal for those who prefer the authentic taste of unripe olives with a pleasant bitterness. It is another product of high expertise of our organic farms, being one of the main functional foods of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, with antioxidants that protect human health.
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 taste of unripe olives with the specialized natural way of processing, based on tradition and scientific monitoring, with the addition of minimal salt in all stages. Their taste composition is completed by extra virgin organic olive oil of our production, which gives them special taste characteristics and identity.
The end result is that the natural table olives Agouroelies of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are an experience of authentic unripe olive taste, of high quality, awarded by expert tasters, in international quality competitions.
Their production method is innovative, starting exclusively from our organic farms, which is why they are characterized with the international term single estate.
There is absolute management during their handmade collection at a specific size, with at the same time strict quality sorting before going through the process of many months of natural fermentation, within a few hours of their harvest.
A very important difference is that their salt content is at very low levels, throughout the fermentation process and in the final packaging of Agouroelies, at a rate of less than 50% of the average salt contained in the olives that are usually on the market.
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 taste quality.
The Agourolelies table olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are 100% natural and are not processed or artificially colored. At the same time, no intervention is made in their physical form, such as the deconstructive "slitting" or the violent "cracking", or exposure to the sun and the atmosphere, as in the usual olives of the market.
Consequently, Agouroelies unripe olives have a high nutritional value, as they have singificant levels of polyphenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamins, tocopherols and beneficial micronutrients, which are preserved through the natural process of many months of fermentation. The result is a "live" functional food with wonderful natural aromas and excellent taste of unripe natural olives.
In their final package we add a large amount of organic extra virgin olive oil of Sakellaropoulos organic farms as well as a specific amount of organic natural vinegar along with a quantity of lemon.
They are produced without chemical additives, without artificial preservatives and without pasteurization. We don’t use of chemicals or artificial substances during the debittering process, which destroy many of the beneficial components of the olives and the substances that promote the evolution of high aromatic and taste characteristics.
Based on regular and specialized analyzes that we carry out in accredited laboratories and university institutions, Agouroelies contain many beneficial health-protective ingredients. These beneficial ingredients that concern table olives in general are the polyphenols, predominantly hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives.
These phenols are powerful micronutrients that belong to the natural antioxidants, have significant biological activity and have been attributed anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective properties.
Apart from the rich health-protective ingredients, their identity is defined by their high quality taste profile. The natural Agouroelies olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms are special, small and tasteful, and belong to the international category "excellent olives".
They have many positive characteristics that give them a delicious identity, fruity aroma of unripe olives, uniformity of size, low salt, with ideal firmness and very percussive crunch.
The delicious palette of Agouroelies is complemented by the slight bitterness, the rich fibrous texture, the notes of taste and the refined aromas.
Their identity is completed with a prolonged slightly bitter aftertaste, in which we recognize the particularly pleasant taste of peanut butter, mild taste of dried nuts and of course the balanced bitterness of unripe olives.
The combination and proportion of ingredients in all stages of production of Agouroelies, is an innovation, a delicious "secret" of Sakellaropoulos organic farms.
For this special taste and high quality, Agouroelies unripe olives are constantly distinguished in international table olive tasting competitions.
Their world-leading distinction was in London, with a gold star at the Great Taste Awards. The international competition Great Taste Awards accepts the highest quality products in the world and is a reference point for gourmet food.
It has been named the "Oscars of Taste", while the awards of the gold stars of the competition are equivalent to the Michelin stars of the award-winning restaurants.
The natural Agouroelies unripe olives of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, for their special taste and high quality have been awarded for two consecutive years, by numerous panels of expert gastronomic judges, in the international table olive tasting competition, Taste Olymp Awards 2020 and 2019.
Apart from the connoisseurs of the international competitions for olive tasting, they have also impressed the culinary experts in gourmet foods, desserts and specialized drinks. They are used by many Greek and foreign chefs in their cooking and their confectionery 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 served as an amuse bouche in gourmet restaurants in Greece and abroad. Innovative are also the creations of pastry chefs with Agouroelies in confectionery creations, as a key ingredient of very special sweets, with imaginative original versions. The creations of specialized bartenders with unripe olives in surprising compositions, such as cocktails and liqueurs, are also impressive.
The natural Agouroelies are a 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 functional foods.
As a single estate and terroir olive product of Sakellaropoulos organic farms, they are packaged exclusively in our modern packaging facilities with all the legal specifications for food safety and hygiene (see more).
Unripe olives (Agouroelies) with low salt – Unpasteurized - Without preservatives
Triple rigorous selection by hand - 10 month natural fermentation process