Table Olives

Turkish Table Olives

Artem Oliva is a producer of Turkish table olives. Artem Oliva harvests, processes, packs, and exports high-quality and healthy olives from the Aegean region’s olive ranches to the world. With its 1000 metric tons of table olives processing facility, Artem Oliva is an active player in the Turkish table olives market.

Artem Oliva has a wide range of table olive types, including their different calibers. Green olivesBlack olives, and Kalamata olives are available in the Artem Oliva factory in various glass jars and tin options. Artem Oliva is also a bulk(wholesale) table olives producer. In different sizes of barrels, bulk table olive options are available for exporting.

Artem Oliva's Table Olives Facility
Bulk Table Olives in Barrels

Table olives are one of the oldest forms of fermented foods that people consumed starting from prehistoric times. The very simple method of processing the table olives in a brine which is a basic salt and water mixture is still used today with some improvements.

The International Olive Council highlights several crucial aspects for ensuring quality management and control during table olive processing. Under the requirement of certifications of Artem Oliva such as FDA, Kosher, and ISO, our facility is always kept at the highest level of hygiene in accordance with the quality management guidelines of the respected authorities.

The health benefits of olives come from their natural content and flavor, which gives a high level of probiotics and nutrients. Artem Oliva table olives have no additives or preservatives used for processing. We only use natural fermentation with salt and water to keep the fruits with their flavors as much as possible.

When it comes to harvesting our olives, we pay great attention to several factors to ensure that our products are at their most optimal maturity level in terms of color, juiciness, taste, and internal health of the fruit itself.

Harvesting Olives in Olive Ranch

Artem Oliva quality team makes the harvesting decision upon inspecting the samples taken from the trees in question for harvesting. They analyze, report, and compare this year’s data with previous years to estimate various economic aspects for the current year.

The aspects checked when analyzing the sample olives are mainly about the stage of the olives ripening. There are four leading olive ripening stages. These four stages are green, light green, purple, and black.

Another essential factor is determining the olives’ OMI(Olive Maturity Index) before harvesting. The Olive Maturity Index (OMI) is a crucial aspect of olive production, as it is vital in determining the optimal time for harvesting olives.

The OMI measures the ripeness of olives by evaluating their color, texture, and overall appearance. With seven distinct categories ranging from deep green (Category 0) to completely purple (Category 7), the Olive Maturity Index enables producers to assess the stage of ripeness and make informed decisions about when to harvest. This index ensures that the olives are picked at the ideal time, preserving their natural flavors and nutritional value.

A careful assessment of the Olive Maturity Index is essential to delivering top-quality table olives that meet the highest industry standards and satisfy the discerning palate of consumers. Determination of the Olive Maturity Index is a standard quality measurement applied in Artem Oliva.

Below are the categories under the Olive Maturity Index,

  • CATEGORY 0: The color of the olives is deep green without any color mix.
  • CATEGORY 1: The olive’s skin surface color becomes yellowish green.
  • CATEGORY 2: The color of the skin surface of the olive has some reddish spots. These spots cover less than 50% of the surface.
  • CATEGORY 3: The color of the skin surface of the olive has some reddish spots. These spots cover more than 50% of the surface.
  • CATEGORY 4: The color of the skin is turning black. The body of the olive is turning bright.
  • CATEGORY 5: The color of the skin is turning black. More than 50% of the olive body is turning dark reddish-purple.
  • CATEGORY 6: The color of the skin is black. More than 50% of the olive body and the pit are turning a dark purple.
  • CATEGORY 7: The color of the skin, the body of the olive, and the pit are completely purple.
Bulk Table Olives

Artem Oliva factory relies on manual handpicking for the majority of its table olive production. Artem Oliva uses handpicked olives in table olive production to ensure the highest possible quality of the end product.

Artem Oliva aims to harvest a minimum of 95% to 97% of olives from each tree while minimizing waste during harvesting.

Therefore, the best method is handpicking. Sometimes, we use trunk shakers when the lot is big and time is very tight. However, with trunk shakers, the yield rate is around %92 to 95% which is not matching the target of Artem Oliva.

With such an achievement in the yield rate on a tree parameter, Artem Oliva is the leader in the Turkish table olives industry.

Salt Dried Black Olives and Green Stuffed Olives Red Pepper

Our facility processes olives according to industry standards and natural production methods, avoiding preservatives or additives. As a result, all table olives produced by Artem Oliva are 100% natural.

Once the olives arrive at our facility, we take the first step by washing them. Every olive that comes to Artem Oliva undergoes a series of washing phases to ensure the removal of all exterior materials, such as dust.

The next crucial step involves preparing the brine as the olive fermentation medium. This liquid is a simple, natural mixture of salt and water. This mixture maintains the olives’ fruity essence and achieves perfect fermentation.

We remove the bitterness of the naturally dried black olives by curing them under alternate layers of dry salt in special crates or tanks. Additionally, we rotate the olives in the crates to achieve the desired result. Once fermentation is done, the auxiliary processes start, such as sorting and size grading, stoning, stuffing, or preparation for the specific trade requirements.

Once all production-related processes are completed, the table olives are ready for packing and shipment in the Artem Oliva table olives factory. According to International Olive Council, table olives are classified into one of the following types according to the degree of ripeness. These are Green Olives, Olives Turning Color, and Black Olives.

Green Olives

Green olives are harvested at an early ripening stage, typically when they are still green in color and have not matured. Artem Oliva is one of the best green olives companies in Turkey.

Green Olives have a firmer texture and bitter taste than black olives. Green olives find widespread use in diverse culinary endeavors, including pickling, stuffing, and enhancing salads or Mediterranean dishes. This versatile and well-loved ingredient adds a delightful touch to cuisines across the globe.

Whole Green Olives in Glass Jar

Artem Oliva processes green olives grown in the Aegean region of Turkey to produce different types of olives in different styles. The color of these green olives may vary from green to straw yellow.

Artem Oliva produces natural green olives in different styles. The olives are placed directly in brine and undergo complete or partial fermentation without adding any chemical agent.

Artem Oliva’s natural green olives, whether pitted, stuffed, whole, or grilled, have excellent sensory qualities, including delightful aromas, delicious flavors, well-balanced chemical composition, and appealing textures.

The most important aspect is having zero defects in the taste. Our quality department regularly analyzes the green olives’ gustatory attributes regarding saltiness, bitterness, and acidity.

The olives at Category 0 and 1 of the Olive Maturity Index should be used to get the best quality and sensory attributes from green olives.

We ferment green olives in brines with Physicochemical characteristics that align perfectly with Good Manufacturing Practices. Therefore, Artem Oliva perfectly applies Good Manufacturing Practices in table olives production.

Artem Oliva stands out as one of Turkey’s leading green olives producers, consistently delivering exquisite and mouthwatering green olives to satisfy the most discerning palates. As an esteemed table olives company in the Mediterranean region, Artem Oliva takes pride in its meticulous harvesting and processing techniques, resulting in superior green olive products that guarantee exceptional taste and nutritional value. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability in table olives production, Artem Oliva’s green olives have earned their place as a must-have ingredient in kitchens around the world. From traditional recipes to modern culinary innovations, Artem Oliva’s green olives enhance the flavors and textures of a variety of dishes, solidifying the brand’s position as a trusted and beloved green olives producer.

Turkish Grilled Olives

Grilled olives are a delightful culinary ingredient offering a unique twist to traditional olive flavors. Carefully selected olives undergo a meticulous grilling process, which infuses them with smoky notes, creating a compelling harmony of rich tastes. This process elevates the olives’ texture and enhances their natural flavors, making them a must-try treat for olive enthusiasts and food lovers.

Discover Artem Oliva’s Turkish Grilled Olives, an exquisite blend of traditional flavors and modern expertise. As one of Turkey’s leading olive producers, Artem Oliva takes pride in offering Turkish Grilled Olives.

Our Turkish Grilled Olives are a true delight for the senses. Indulge your taste buds with the captivating symphony of rich flavors as every olive comes alive with smoky notes, meticulously infused to perfection.

At Artem Oliva, we take pride in sourcing our olives from family-owned groves, ensuring they are cultivated using traditional and sustainable methods. Our commitment to quality spreads to every step of the process, from harvesting the olives at their peak ripeness to grilling them to perfection. The result is a product that embodies the true essence of Turkish olive excellence.

Turkish Grilled Olives from Artem Oliva are a versatile addition to your culinary creations. Whether garnishing salads, elevating pasta dishes, or pairing them with your favorite cheeses, these olives bring an unmatched flavor to any meal. Their robust taste also complements meat and vegetable dishes, adding a touch of Mediterranean charm to your cooking.

Grilled Olives in Glass Jar, Artem Oliva Brand

Try our Turkish Grilled Olives for a delicious twist on traditional flavors. Carefully selected and infused with smoky notes, they create a delightful harmony of tastes. Elevate your dishes with these versatile olives and experience the essence of Turkish olive excellence with Artem Oliva. Don’t miss out on this exquisite culinary experience!

Black Olives

Artem Oliva produces and exports different types of black olives processed for different styles. Black olives are unique and full of positive sensory qualifications when handled with proper steps and with a set of quality control mechanisms.

In the black table olives industry, Artem Oliva is known to be produced very high-quality natural black olives. We do not use any additive or chemical compounds that would be improper with the ‘natural’ trade preparations of black table olives.

All our black olives are graded as ‘Extra’ or ‘Fancy’ according to the defect predominantly perceived (DPP) grading system. This means that Artem Oliva’s black olives are fully free from any problem in terms of quality determination methods that check the smell, taste, chemical composition, and texture.

Under the black table olives, the color of the black olives may vary from reddish black to violet-black, deep violet, greenish-black, and deep chestnut.

Our main black olive range includes sliced black olives, pitted black olives, oil cured black olives, dried natural black olives, whole black olives, and pitted black olives.

Dried Natural Black Olives

We, as a distinguished black sliced olives manufacturer in Turkey, specialize in crafting superior quality and delectable olives that bring a vibrant touch to a wide array of dishes. As a respected and well-established brand in the Mediterranean region, Artem Oliva has perfected the process of cultivating and preparing black sliced olives, guaranteeing customers a flavorful and wholesome product.

These versatile black sliced olives are widely used in salads, pizzas, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and tapenade, adding a delightful zest to any meal. With a firm commitment to sustainability and strict adherence to rigorous quality standards, Artem Oliva’s black sliced olives have become an essential ingredient for culinary enthusiasts and professional chefs worldwide. Discover the unparalleled taste and quality of Artem Oliva’s black sliced olives, and let them inspire your culinary masterpieces.

Natural Black Table Olives

What is the Caliber of Olives?

In the table olives industry, there is a grading system that defines the size of the olives in order to facilitate the trading and communication of the table olives in a generally accepted systematic. This simple categorization method is very helpful when talking about olives and their classification in terms of sizes.

The reason behind such a need occurs is because the olives are harvested, processed, traded, and consumed according to their quality, color, and size. Therefore, an internationally accepted method of classifying the olives in terms of their sizing is a need.

Green Table Olives Processing

This very simple requirement has generated an olive caliber system. This system works with two main weighting methods World measurement (in kilograms) or American sizing (in pounds). Artem Oliva is using the kilogram method, therefore, we will explain it by kilogram unit terms.

Olive calibers simply represent the number of healthy olive fruits in a kilogram weight of olives. This means the quality team of Artem Oliva is counting the number of the olive fruits in a sample that weighs exactly 1 kilogram net.

With this method, the olives are classified perfectly according to their sizes in Artem Olive table olive factory.

There is an important point here. Only whole olives, stoned olives, and stuffed olives where the shape of the olives is kept without any changes occurring by the external factors. In the case of stoned (pitted) olives or stuffed olives (after removing the stuffing), the size shown shall be the one corresponding to the original whole olive. The number of stoned (pitted) olives in 1 kilogram shall be multiplied by a coefficient set by each producing country style.

When sampling olives for the purpose of size scaling, 100 pieces of olives are randomly selected and the difference between the diameters of the smallest and largest olive in the 100 piece sample batch shall not exceed 4mm.

Below are the calibers listed according to internationally accepted terms published by IOC.

The size scale, in one kilogram, is as follows:

Super Mammoth 91/100, Mammoth 101/110, Super Colossal 111/120, Colossal 121/140, Giants 141/160, Extra Jumbo 161/180, Jumbo 181/200, Extra Large 201/230, Large, 231/260, Superior 261/290, Brilliant 291/320, Fine 321/350, Bullets 351/380.