Kalamata olives are distinguished by their dark purple color and oval fruits, which are native to the Kalamata region of Greece. Its fruits are large and rich in flesh. Although it can be used in oil extraction, it is mostly used as a table olive.
Kalamata olive benefits:
About 75% of the fat in Kalamata olives is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acid known as oleic acid.
Moreover, Kalamata olives are a good source of minerals such as iron, calcium, and copper.
It contains fat-soluble vitamins A and E, and is high in sodium.