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Kalamata / Καλαμάτα PDO

Origin: Greece
GREECE-Kalamata olive oil

Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO is made from cold pressed Koroneiki olives in the Messinia region of Greece. Its colour ranges from an intense to a golden green. Flavour-wise it has medium fruitiness, with an aroma of green fruit, light bitterness and light to medium pungency. Harvesting is always done using olive nets, which are spread out below the trees. Fruit that has fallen to the ground cannot be used.

The Koroneiki olives must be milled within 24 hours of picking, and the oil itself must be stored in stainless steel tanks located in suitable storage facilities, at a temperature not exceeding 24°C.

Kalamata Olive Oil PDO is an every-day oil which can be used for frying, cooking, over grilled fish, white and red meat, pasta and vegetables, sauce and salad dressing. Unlike different oils and fats, it can withstand temperatures as high as 210°C.

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