Enjoy a luxury villa with views over large olive grove
4 bedroom Villa in Costa Tropical Spain in Granada province, has stunning views over olive trees to the sea and
mountains. It features an infinity-edge pool, large terraces, satellite TV.
master bedroom with en-suite, and is designed to make your stay in
Spain a comfortable and memorable experience. Explore the many beaches coves
of the Costa Tropical. Enjoy the clear air from several sun terraces while
you relax and unwind by the pool. Visit our Luxury Villa
home page for more detailed information.
Olives have been cultivated since prehistoric times in Asia Minor. Today olives are commercially produced in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey, Portugal, China, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Angola, South Africa, Uruguay, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, and California. The Mediterranean area produces 93% of the olive production. Currently there are some 800 million olive trees being cultivated. California is the only state where olives are grown commercially. Over 90% of the olive production is used to make olive oil.
The Olive tree is considered an evergreen
tree. These trees can live to be over 2,000 years old. They grow 20-40
feet high and begin to bear fruit between 4 and 8 years old. The tree
blooms with small whitish flowers and have a wonderful fragrant.
Olives are not edible, green, or ripe, and must be treated with lye and/or cured in brine or dry salt before being edible. They contain about 20% oil. Olives must be processed to remove the bitter glycoside oleuropein, before they are edible, so they are usually first treated with lye and then pickled.
Greek olives are not treated with lye. They are strong tasting because they are just packed in dry salt, or pickled in brine for 6 to 12 months (where they undergo a process of lactic fermentation), and finally packed in fresh brine.
Spanish green olives are picked before they are ripe, treated with lye, and then placed in a brine and allowed to ferment.
California olives are treated to set the pigment, treated with lye and then packed immediately in brine and sterilized. They do not undergo the fermentation process, and the sterilization 'cooks' them. This lack of fermentation and the 'cooking' when they are sterilized produces a bland, uninteresting olive
Ten medium size black olives have 50 calories and 4 grams of fat.
For more information, visit http://www.olivegardenguide.com
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