Olives And Olive

The cultivated olive (Olea europaea, Oleaceae) is a long-lived evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean basin. It is valued for its fruit and oil. The world production of olives in 1998 was 12,780,0551 (see Table 1). The Mediterranean countries, with —9,000,000 ha dedicated to this cultivar, accounted for 95% of the production. In the Mediterranean, 90% of the olive trees are grown for oil. World olive oil production is currently increasing; the commercial crop during 1998 was 2,527,929 t (see Table 2), with the European Union (EU) producing around 1,876,000 t (Spain 51%, Italy 24%, and Greece 23%), Tunisia 170,000 t, and Turkey 190,000 t of oil. World table-olive production in

Table 1. World Production of Olives by Country for the Year 1998


Production (t)

% World production


Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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