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Τable Olives ma ga z i n e

8 NATURALLY HEALTHY Apart from their nutritional value, olives are considered an important functional food carrying beneficial microorganisms (probiotic bacteria) to the human body. These microorganisms can offer many diverse benefits, such as improved digestion, antimicrobial activity, anti-oxidant activity, regulation of intestinal microflora, release of inorganic compounds.

9 NATURALLY GOURMET Olives are constantly inspiring the world of high gastronomy and are a key component in the preparation of the most gourmet dishes, especially now that the Mediterranean cuisine has become a chef favorite. Not to mention that the variety of olives and the enormous range of flavors offer countless possibilities.

10 NATURALLY DIVERSE PRODUCTS A great range of table olive products is available to the consumer, such as stuffed, pitted, sliced, cut in halves or quarters, flavored with fennel, tarragon, lemon zest, vinegar, marinated, as olive spread, etc. They are also available in a variety of packages including jars, bags, cans, snack packs, pouches or small plastic kegs.

11 SUPERIOR TASTE Olive flavor and quality is assessed by a well-trained panel supported by the Panhellenic Association of Table Olive Processors, Packers and Exporters (PEMETE), based on the official method for the organoleptic analysis of table olives developed by the International Olive Council in Madrid. The organoleptic analysis method is an asset for the table olive sector and can help establish, in the long run, the high organoleptic quality criteria of the Greek table olive varieties.

IMPORTANT NOTE The Panhellenic Association of Table Olives Processors, Packers and Exporters (PEMETE) is the beneficiary of the EU co-financed program “OLIVE YOU European Table Olives”. This 3-year promo-tional campaign aims to generate awareness and demand for European table olives from Greece, for both businesses and consumers, in the target

markets of the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden and Poland. PEMETE (est.1970) is the professional association promoting the interests of table olive exporters. It has 46 member companies representing more than 90 percent of Greece's table olive exports to more than 100 countries around the world.

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