Description: The specialized table olives “Plus Health Kalamata Olives” belong to the new innovative series of olives with the patented title "Plus Health Olives".
They come from individual parts of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, are collected in a specific season, exclusively handpicked, are of completely natural fermentation, without pasteurization and do not undergo chemical or thermal treatment.
They present an extremely high content of total phenols, far exceeding the content of the average of table olives, by up to 800%.
They participate in clinical research and studies for the improvement of human health under the auspices of the Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry of the Department of Pharmacy of NKUA, in Ippokratio GNA and 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, alongside the Laboratory of Pharmacogenomics of the Department of Pharmacy of NKUA.
From April 2023, their transformation in the form of powder into a capsule is progressing, with an international patent at the Department of Pharmacy of NKUA, for the production of a dietary supplement for cholesterol and improving human health.
High Phenolic Kalamata Olives
Natural - High Quality
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 table olives "Plus Health Kalamata Olives", which are high quality Kalamata olives and present an extremely high content of phenols, which far exceeds the content of the average of commercial olive samples.
They are one of the two versions of the new and innovative range of high phenolic table olives, by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, entitled "Plus Health Olives".
They are, at the same time, one of the main functional olive products of our farms, with one of the highest concentrations of phenols worldwide, but also of health-protective substances in general, based on scientific research by university institutions, for their content of substances that protect human health.
These beneficial micro-components present in table olives are called phenols and are the main category of antioxidant components that exist in nature in general and in particular in the foods we consume every day.
It should be emphasized that the phenols in table olives are bioactive substances and are components that are not present in olive oil. Especially in table olives there are two dominant phenols, hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol in the flesh of the olives and they have a different chemical structure and different pharmacological activity than the polyphenols of olive oil (see more).
The levels of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol in Kalamata olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms are up to 800% higher than the average of commercial olive samples (134 and 244 mg / kg respectively) that were included in the study performed at the University of Athens and published in J. Agric. Food Chem. 2010, 58, 46–50.
It is known that foods rich in phenols have a protective antioxidant effect on the human body. Especially in the case of the table olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, it was found that the combination of phenols present in the olive fruit, together with other micro-components, have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels and the protection of the cardiovascular system.
Kalamata table olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms have already participated in two innovative clinical studies on cholesterol and improving human health, with an emphasis on the lipidemic profile of volunteers and in particular on the LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio as well as the protection of the cardiovascular system.
The impressive results of these two clinical studies, with a daily intake of just 5 organic olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, allowed the research team of the Department of Pharmacy of NKUA to transform the olives in powder form into a capsule, with an international patent, and to create a nutritional supplement notified to the Greek National Organization for Medicines (see more).
As announced by the associate professor of the Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dr. Magiatis Prokopios, the results of the first clinical studies led to their extension, from April 2023, to an even larger number of participating patients (>100 subjects, with borderline hyperlipidemia not receiving treatment) and the last part of the study.
In this part of the third clinical study, the Kalamata olives by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms with the commercial title "Plus Health Kalamata olives" that have a very high content of phenols will be used as raw material for the production of the dietary supplement. (see more).
At the same time, "Plus Health Kalamata Olives" are of high quality, completely natural table olives, with a unique taste and aroma and superior organoleptic characteristics. After all, they are one of the main ingredients of the famous "Mediterranean diet", which appears to have amazing results in the longevity of Mediterranean peoples.
They combine the authentic, pure taste of Kalamata olives with their specialized natural processing method, based on tradition and scientific monitoring, with minimal addition of salt at all stages.
Their production methodology is innovative; it starts exclusively from our organic farms, which is why they are characterized by the international term Single Estate.
There is absolute management during their hand picking at the optimal stage of ripening, with simultaneous quality sorting before they go through the process of multi-month natural fermentation, in just a few hours after the olives are harvested.
Their non-thermal treatment (pasteurization) at any stage, from harvesting to their final packaging, has a significant effect on their content of beneficial micro-components as well as on their high quality.
The high phenolic table olives "Plus Health Kalamata Olives" by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms are 100% natural, and are not processed or artificially blackened, like the usual olives on the market. At the same time, there is no intervention in their physical form, such as destructive "scoring" or violent "crushing" or exposing them to the sun and the atmosphere, as is customary.
Another important difference is that the salt content is at low levels, throughout the fermentation process and also in the final packaging of the olives.
A large amount of exclusively high phenolic organic extra virgin olive oil from our farms is added to their final packaging.
The high phenolic olives "Plus Health Kalamata Olives" 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 lasts up to ten (10) months, destroying a large part of the beneficial components of the olives but also the substances that promote the development of the aromatic and taste characteristics, but also the health protective substances, phenols.
Consequently, they have a high nutritional value, as they have high percentages of phenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamins, and beneficial trace elements, which are preserved in the olives through the natural process of long-term fermentation. The result is a "living" functional food with wonderful natural aromas and excellent taste.
It is no coincidence that the high phenolic table olives "Plus Health Kalamata Olives", by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, are awarded the highest distinction in the Aristoleo High Phenolic Table Olives Awards, the international competition that measures the high beneficial components (phenols) present in table olives.
In addition to the rich health-protective ingredients, the unique identity of the premium series "Plus Health Olives" and in particular of the "Plus Health Kalamata Olives", is also defined by their taste profile, which is of very high quality.
They have many taste characteristics that give them an excellent taste personality, degree of ripening, size uniformity, correct hardness and crispness. Their taste palette is completed by the light bitterness, their coherent composition, the spicy notes in the taste, the freshness and the refined aromas.
Their identity is completed with a prolonged aftertaste, to which the aroma and taste of the high phenolic extra virgin olive oil that accompanies them contributes harmoniously.
The high phenolic olives “Plus Health Kalamata Olives” are the result of the persistent vision of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, in the emergence and evolution of the taste characteristics of the natural Greek table olives in new pathways, of high quality and gastronomy.
The focus and philosophy of the entire new series of "Plus Health Olives” with the signature of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, is the great value and their global uniqueness exclusively for the internal content, and not for 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).
High Phenolic Kalamata Olives
With triple rigorous selection by hand - 10 month natural fermentation process