GOLD medal at the New York Olive Oil Competition this Koroneiki olive is grown in Brooks California. It is originated in Greece, where it’s grown to produce oil. These trees have been around for over 300 years. It’s a big olive oil producer, but the Koroneiki olive itself is very small, but delivers a big flavor kick that fans of Big Paw have learned to love. The Koroneiki olive is high in polyphenols, the chemical substances found in plants that may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Koroneiki olives represent about 10 percent of the olives grown in Brooks California. Greek Koroneiki EVOO has a robust fruity nose with a strong, peppery finish. It’s characterized by aromas of fresh grass and artichokes.