Consumption

Kalamata olive is the classic choice for Greek salads, olive breads, pizzas, appetizers, and other dishes. Kalamata Olives comprise the flagship of the Greek olives and are exported throughout the world.

The nutritional value of Olives

As a food group, Olives are classified as fat. Depending on their size, 8-10 olives represent an equivalent fat, giving you 45 calories, and as many as 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Olive’s nutritional value considered as high as olive oil's, but they differ because Olive oil contains only fat, while olives contains, in addition to fat, water, small amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Moreover, olives contain vitamin E and elements such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, while they are also rich in antioxidants. The only disadvantage for olives preserved in brine, is that they contain enough sodium.

Tips to integrate Olives to your diet
kalamata olives

  • Accompany the greasy foods and pulses with a few olives of your choice
  • Cut olives into slices and include them in your recipes
  • You can use them to make olive bread and olive pie
  • Make pasta sauces with chopped olives, tomatoes, garlic and herbs of your choice
  • Accompany your appetizers with a delicious homemade olive pâté. Simply put some olives in the blender with olive oil, pine nuts and garlic
  • In a recent study involving about 5,000 people, examined the effect of a diet whose main characteristic was the consumption of raw vegetables, fresh salad, olive oil, soup and poultry meat, compared to the total lethality. What emerged after 6 years follow-up of these participants was that those who followed faithfully this model of diet have 50% lower mortality risk from all causes.