Mediterra Kalamata Olives
The Kalamata olive is a large, dark purple olive with a smooth, meaty texture, named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. Often used as table olives, they are usually preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil.
Olives are among the key ingredients of the well known Mediterranean diet. They constitute a good source of several vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Sodium etc.
The color of the olive corresponds to how ripe they are when picked, in addition to the curing process they undergo. Black olives are picked while ripe, which is when the color has turned from green to black.
Kalamata, Peloponnese, Greece