These jumbo ripe raw organic Botija olives from Olivico Farm in Peru have been dried at low temperatures (below 110 degrees farenheit) All the natural oil of the olive is intact, very juicy. This is a premium olive grown on the coastal desert plains of southern Peru. Ecologically cultivated, hand-picked & packed with extraordinary care. Dried Botija Olives fermented first in a sea salt pond for 3 or more months then rinsed and dried. Certified Organic from Peru. New crop. Big and plump, the best we ever had.