Kalamata olives are only found on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece and have played a part in the human diet for thousands of years.
This dark cherry sized fruit — yes, the olive is a fruit — that has been used by Greeks for 1000s of years not only tastes great, it serves up a host of nutritional benefits.
Kalamata olives contain a range of health-promoting vitamins and minerals, and are particularly high in iron and vitamin A. It is said that regular consumption may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and various cancers.The earliest cultivation of olive trees was probably over five thousand years ago, since Ancient Greek times. Despite being known as ‘Greek black olives,’