Chalkidiki green olives are harvested in Autumn, in the months of September and October. The olives are hand-harvested, one-by-one. Great attention is required at this stage to ensure that the harvested olives are not bruised, marked or flayed. The olives are placed in plastic 25-kilogram boxes and are immediately transported to our facilities in order for the processing to begin while the olives are fresh and still have all their nutrients and juices intact.
The olives are placed in larger pallet boxes which facilitate their transport to our facilities, as well as their immediate processing. Special mechanical equipment is used to transfer the pallet boxes in order for the olives to be sorted and cleaned of foreign bodies such as leaves, sticks, etc.
With the use of conveyor belts, the olives are subsequently placed in processing tanks having a capacity of 7000kg. The debittering process begins in these tanks, and is followed by the fermentation process in the days that follow.
The debittering process involves immersing the olives in a caustic soda solution and washing them with clean water after 8 to 12 hours in order to remove any caustic soda residues. The olives are then immersed in brine with a salt content of Βe>8.0 and ph
The brine is acidified using citric and
lactic acid that is suitable for food (Spanish processing method). The olive
curing process lasts for approximately 3 months, until the olives are removed
from the processing tanks. Following removal from the tanks, the olives are once
again sorted and finally graded. After this stage, the olives are ready for
consumption or for the next processing stage, which involves pitting and, if the
client wishes, stuffing of pitted olives with almonds, natural peppers, garlic,
The final stage of processing involves the packing of the olives in packages of different sizes and types, such as simple plastic containers, plastic PET containers and cans, as well as in vacuum bags.
nutritional benefits of olive and its products
With significant benefits for health and longevity, olives and their products are valuable components of our daily diet.
Their fruit was from ancient times blessed, symbol of knowledge, wisdom, abundance, health, strength and beauty.
Health: Olives contain very few carbohydrates and are rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid).
Power: The olives are rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium.
Wisdom: It is a rich source of vitamin E, as they contain mixed tocopherols.
The content of olive sodium are high.
- Plastic PET container from 400g to 3.3kg
- Plastic container from 13kg to 150kg
- Can 13kg
- Vacuum packages from 250g to 1kg