The Birth of Olives
Cortas is a Lebanese company that manufactures many kinds of olive products. Cortas Green Olives is a Lebanese style green olive. Lebanon is located in the heart of the birth place of modern day olives.
Why So Green?
The color of the olive dictates how ripe they are when harvested. Green olives are picked before ripening, and black olives are picked while ripe. That is when the color has turns from green to black. Raw and fresh olives are inedible due to their very strong bitter flavor, so both green and ripe varieties are cured. In order to cure them properly they are packed in salt, brine, or water.