Kalamata Olives 200g


Kalamata Olives not only taste delicious but also come with added health benefits.

Named for the city in Greece where they were first grown, kalamata olives — like all olives — come from the olive tree and must be cured in a specific way before they can be eaten.Kalamata olives, in particular, only grow in the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece. Although all olives come from olive trees, different climates have different effects on the olives that are produced.Olive trees in the Peloponnese Peninsula tend to have larger leaves than other olive trees and can absorb a lot of sun, which is a major factor in the production of the delicious, purple-hued kalamata olives.

Health Benefits

In addition to injecting a unique, salty Mediterannean flavor into your favorite dishes, Kalamata olives provide a number of important health benefits. They are full of rich antioxidants, and studies link diets including regular servings of olives with a number of impressive results.

Reduce Risks of Heart Disease

Kalamata olives may reduce your risks of heart disease. This is due to the presence of hydroxytyrosol in the olives.

Hydroxytyrosol is an antioxidant that has been shown to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

High levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with increased risks of heart attack and stroke, while high levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Eating foods, such as Kalamata olives, that put your cholesterol ratios on track can benefit your overall heart health.

May Reduce Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Kalamata olives contain a compound called gallic acid. A recent study showed that gallic acid can help repair nerve cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s Disease in rats.