Iran to produce 47,000 tons of olives by year end
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.24/ Trend F.Milad
Iran will produce 47,000 tons of olives by the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began March 20, Alireza Esmaeili, an official with the Agricultural Jihad ministry said on Monday.
Iran imported 3947 tons of olives, olive oil and canned olives in the first six months of the current Iranian Calendar year, Esmaeili said, the ISNA News Agency reported.
Iran is among the world's olive rich countries. Olives above five grams are used for canning and olives below three grams for extracting oil. Olives between three to five grams are used in both cases.
Since olives from the south of Iran yield less oil compared to those cultivated in the north, the majority of the product will be canned. Also, olives from the northern regions are usually are processed into oil since the factories are located in north.
The main producers of olive in the world are Spain, Italy, Greece, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco.