Organic, firm and unpitted, these delicious Kalamata olives are excellent on their own or in a wide variety of dishes, either raw or cooked.
Artisan producers Mani-Blduel offer the highest quality olives and olive oil from the Mani area, on Greeceûûs Peloponnese Peninsula. The rocky, mineral-rich soil and sunny, dry climate provide the ideal growing conditions for the indigenous olive variety, Koroneiki.
Mani-Blauel makes distinctive and tasty olive products using traditional methods that include:
– Ecological soil management and organic fertilisation
– Special tree pruning
– Immediate, gentle processing after harvesting primarily by hand
– Careful extraction
– Diligent storage and bottling conditions
The noble olive tree and its fruit played a significant role in the Blduel familyûûs decision to settle in the area in the 1970s. In co-operation with local farmers, Fritz and Nurgi Blduel created a mild, fruity version of the regionûûs Koroneiki olive oil, which has gained appreciation by consumers and experts alike.
Mani Blduel supports the preservation of the physical and cultural landscape of Mani, helping in its establishment as the centre of GreeceEEs organic olive cultivation. All products are produced in close cooperation with organic farmers, who Mani BlÃ¤uel has supported for many years. The company has received a Fair Trade Certification from organic food labelling non-profit organisation Naturland. As part of this certificat”, Mani BlÃ¤uel follows seven principles: social responsibility, reliable trade relations, fair prices, regional supply of raw materials, collaborative quality assurance, community involvement and corporate strategy and transparency.
Olive oil is the only oil for which three health properties have been recognised by the European Food Safety Authority. It is rich in vitamin E, which protects cells from oxidative damage that can cause inflammation and degenerative processes, from ageing to cancer. It consists of mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. By consuming these rather than saturated fatty acids, normal LDL cholesterol levels in blood can be maintained. Also, it presents high levels of polyphenols, which are