Top Ten Olive Oil Producing Countries in the World

Top Ten Olive Oil Producing Countries in the World

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Olive oil is one of the most used edible oils in the world it is obtained from fresh olives by grinding olives and extracting the oil by mechanical or chemical means, it is widely used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. The process of obtaining olive oil from olives was first started in Eastern Mediterranean by 6000 BC and now there are many different varieties of olives cultivated in different regions of world all of them have different taste and texture, some of them are suitable for direct human consumption on breads and salads. It is rich in carbohydrates, calories and fats, it is widely used in skincare products like facewash, cleanser and soaps Italian olive oil is considered as best for hair protection. Olive oil is very beneficial for cancer patients and a recent survey shows that daily use of olive oil helps to control blood pressure, it is very much essential for diabetes patient.

Spain and Italy are two major producers of olive oil in the world if you want to know about other countries then see the list below of top ten olive oil producing countries in the world in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Rank

Country

Production (Tonnes)

1.

 Spain

 1,359,200

2.

 Italy

 597,710

3.

 Greece

 352,608

4.

 Syria

 168,163

5.

 Tunisia

 150,000

6.

 Turkey

 143,600

7.

 Morocco

 95,300

8.

 Algeria

 56,000

9.

 Portugal

 53,300

10.

 Argentina

 22,700

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