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Throumba

Throumba: Wrinkled black olive, washed, salted, drained, and preserved in olive oil. Traditional Greek delight.

wicker basket with ‘Throumba’ olives are wrinkled

Throumba olives are wrinkled, edible black olives.

Following harvesting, the olives are washed and salted. Traditionally, they were put in cloth bags for about two weeks to drain them of water and making them less bitter. At the end of the process, they are thoroughly washed and put in jars with olive oil in order to preserve them.

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