Kalamata Olive Oil
Kalamata is a region of Greece located in Messinia on the Peloponnese and is well-known for producing traditional snacking olives which are purple, almond-shaped, and plump. While Kalamata olives are ideal as table olives due to their large size and meaty texture, however, Stamatopoulos & Sons does not use them to produce oil since the Koroneiki olive is far superior. Kalamata olive trees bear leaves that are twice the size of other olive varieties.
Kalamata olives are a more popular variety than most, boasting a high number of antioxidants which help to reduce aging, boost the immune system, and more. Olives boast anti-inflammatory properties as well.