Artius black Kalamata olives are allowed to ripen before they are picked, in order for them to reach you in perfect condition. They are black, olive shaped and they are hand-picked in order to avoid bruising. This is the reason they are firm, crispyand they have a fruity flavor. This succulent delicacy both thrills the palate and enhances your general health as it is full of vital ingredients. Kalamata olives are grown in the Peloponnese specifically in Kalamata and they have a Protected Geographical Indication of origin. These world renowned olives have very specific characteristics which make them extraordinary delicious and so loved all over the world.