The colour of Kalamatas is not uniform because of the natural process, it depends on the side of the tree where they are and the exposure to sun - rays. Those exposed more to the sun tend to be darker in colour. Offered as whole, pitted or even in halves. Eat on their own as a meze- fingerfood and appetizer or add to casseroles and salads, particularly classical Greek salad. For many, the tastiest olive you can eat.