04 Sep

Turkish Olive growers call for increased olive oil consumption

While the rest of the Mediterannean consumes most of the olive oil it produces, olive oil consumption in Turkey is the lowest in the region. Turks consume one kilogram of the oil a year while their neighbors comsume an average of 15. Producers in Ayvalık say it’s time the government inspires Turks to buy and […]

31 Aug

Dipping bread into olive oil with red pepper flakes and thyme is a great tradition in Turkish culinary culture

It is said that there are two trees in Paradise: The fig and olive. The olive is the “Tree of Life.” The olive is no doubt an “immortal tree” that is eternalized in symbols, myths, legends, poems, novels and paintings. It is a symbol of holiness, plenty, justice, health, pride, victory, prosperity, wisdom, intelligence, purity […]

29 Aug

Tunisian Olive oil exports rise

Tunisia’s olive oil exports more than doubled in the first five months this year to 113,200 tonnes from the same period last year, official data showed. Olive oil represents half of the country’s farm exports, which account for more than 10 per cent of total sales abroad. The value of Tunisia’s olive oil sales abroad […]

16 Aug

California Olive Oil Council promotes seal

• Says it guarantees extra virgin olive oil authenticity • Antidote to the trade in adulterated olive oil The California Olive Oil Council has launched a promotional campaign for its seal of certification for extra virgin olive oil following publication of a report laying out the problem of adulterated imported olive oil. The report, “Letter […]

15 Aug

Loddon Shire in central Victoria is reaping the benefits of a booming olive industry.

A small business which manufactures olive harvesters has moved from Queensland to Boort. The council is helping it find a new location, so it can expand to cater for growth in the olive industry nationwide and overseas. Loddon council chief executive John McLinden says there are extensive plantings in the Boort area and olive oil […]