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24 May

Olea europaea L. Oleaceae

a simple but complete explanation about the fruit ! Common Name: Olive. Related Species: Wild Olive (Olea africana), Oleaster (O. europaea var. oleaster). Distant Affinity: American Olive (Osmanthus americana), Fragrant Olive (O. fragrans).

24 May

Olives in the Cook’s Thesaurus

A staple of Mediterranean cuisines, olives are most often eaten out of hand, though cooks also use them to flavor everything from pizzas to martinis. Raw olives must be cured before they can be eaten, and the curing medium–usually lye, brine, or salt–affects their flavor and texture. So too does the olive’s degree of ripeness […]

24 May

Olive definition from Wiki!

The Olive (Olea europaea) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean region, from Syria and the maritime parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. Its use as a major agricultural product in preclassical Greece led to […]