Acropolis Organics

Organic Blonde Olives in Brine

Our organic Blonde olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt, local spring water and vinegar in the traditional way so that natural probiotics form. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting. These will be fantastic on your charcuterie board, as an appetizer or a healthy snack!

 

  • Made from organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, chemical or artificial additives

Organic Whole Kalamata Olives

Our organic Kalamata olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt, local spring water and vinegar in the traditional way so that natural probiotics form. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting. These will be fantastic on your charcuterie board, as an appetizer or a healthy snack! Try warming them and pairing with naan for a heavenly treat.

 

  • Made from organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, chemical or artificial additives

Organic Blonde Pitted Olives

Our organic Blonde olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt, local spring water and vinegar in the traditional way so that natural probiotics form. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting. These will be a feature piece on your charcuterie board, or try slicing them up for an extra burst of flavour in your salad!

 

  • Made from organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, chemical or artificial additives

Organic Kalamata Pitted Olives in Brine

Our organic Kalamata olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt, local spring water and vinegar in the traditional way so that probiotics form. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting. These will become an essential addition to your charcuterie board, simply eat them as a delicious and healthy snack, or try slicing them up for an extra burst of flavour in your salad!

 

  • Made from organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, chemical or artificial additives

Organic Engraved Kalamata Olives in EVOO with Oregano

Our organic Kalamata olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt and local spring water in the traditional way and packaged in our cold-pressed, Oregano infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting. Try warming them up in a dish and dipping bread into the oil, and you’ll be transported right to the island of Crete! Also known as ‘paradise’.

 

  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • Packaged in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, preservatives or chemical and artificial additives

Organic Cracked Blonde Olives in EVOO with Rosemary

Our organic Blonde olives are hand-picked from a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, where the finest olive groves are found. After the olives are hand-picked, they are cured with sea salt and local spring water in the traditional way so that probiotics form. Then, they are packaged in our cold-pressed, Rosemary infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We do not use caustic sodas or dyes, which are common industry practices, making our olives healthier, fresher and better tasting.  Try warming them up in a dish and dipping bread into the aromatic oil, and you’ll be transported right to the island of Crete! Also known as ‘paradise’.

 

  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Fresh, rich and potent flavours
  • Packaged in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • No caustic sodas, dyes, preservatives or chemical and artificial additives

The Acropolis Difference

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CULTIVATION

We use organic fertilizers (sheep manure, olive leaves and tree mulch) and remove weeds through mechanical means.
They use chemicals and pesticides such as RoundUp to kill the weeds. RoundUp kills everything in the ground, including the friendly microorganisms that are important for the growth of the olive tree & the nutrition value of the olives.
We use natural ways such as traps with orange juice for insects that damage the olives.
They use pesticides that are toxic to kill these insects. The fruit absorbs these toxins and hence our bodies do too.
Our orchards consist of rolling hills. We have a limited harvest to ensure the highest quality.
They mass produce in a linear fashion.
We have more sunlight hours per year and higher altitude. Great taste directly from the olive tree without artificial flavours.
They have fewer sunlight hours and lower altitude, which lowers the quality, which is masked by adding flavours.
We handpick our olives.
They use big mechanical tractors, which hit the trees, bruise the olives and weaken the roots of the tree.
Our ingredients are certified organic and locally sourced.
They source their olives from various different farms and cannot guarantee organic olives.

CURING

Our olives are cured in traditional brine (local spring water and local sea salt), resulting in the presence of probiotic bacteria.
They cure their olives in caustic soda or sodium hydroxide to decrease the time of the curing process. This destroys the health benefits in the olives and the probiotic bacteria.
We take the time to cure our olives naturally.
They use chemicals to speed up the process of curing.
Our olives keep their natural shape and do not need to be manipulated with chemicals.
When speeding up the process of curing, they have to use other chemicals, such as sorbic acid, to prevent the fruit from dissolving.
We use organic grape vinegar to reduce the PH of the brine.
They use acetic acid, a chemical base, to reduce the PH.
We bring you real kalamata olives.
They do not sell kalamata olives, which are only found in Greece.
Our olives do not need to be treated to change their colour. They are already dark in colour.
Their olives are cured with lye and exposed to the air to trigger oxidation, which can change the colour of a green olive into a black olive to mimic kalamata olives.
Each olive is slightly different in colour. This is because they are left in their natural state without the use of dyes or acids.
To keep the green colour, they use ascorbic acid. The olives are further dyed with colour so that they can all look the same.

PACKAGING

We do not need to sterilize our olives with high temperatures.
They have to sterilize the olives using a higher temperature than usual, which can further kill nutrients.
From harvesting to curing the olives and packing them, everything is done on a family orchard in Argolida, Peloponnese, Greece, to ensure the highest quality possible.
Each step of the process takes place at different sites, different cities and different countries, which leads to problems with quality control.

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