Used to flavor everything from salads and pizza to martinis and pasta - the olive is essential to Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Green olives are picked while unripe, black and brown olives are left on the tree until they are ripe. All olives must be cured before they can be eaten, and there are several curing methods. Olives are then preserved in a vinegar, olive oil, or brine solution.

A good olive should be firm - not pulpy or mushy. Its flavor should not be overwhelmed by the brine or curing. An olive's taste should capture and impart the fresh aroma of its tree. Typical shelf life is a year. Do not worry about particles in the brine as this is normal. Olives do not need to be refrigerated – as with many foods - being served at room temperature enhances the olive’s natural flavors.

International Foods is proud to offer the finest olives in the world. We can provide quantity and packaging needs for distributors, retailers, and restaurants. Please contact us for the latest pricing and seasonal availability.

For Nutritional Information on Kalamata olives,
please click here.

GREEK

Kalamata

Greek Black

Pitted Kalamata

Pitted Green

Hondroelia

Green Oval

ITALIAN

Black, Green Cerignola

Greek Cracked Sicilian

Green Pitted Sicilian

Gaeta

Jalapeno, Garlic or
Almond Stuffed

FRENCH

Black Green Provence

Pitted Provence

Nicoises

Picholine


For descriptions of the olives listed above, please click here.


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