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Wednesday, 12 June 2024
21 facts about olives
21 facts about olives
"Where the olive refuses to grow, there the Mediterranean world ends"
It is not known exactly when and where the first olive tree, characteristic of the Mediterranean region, grew. Paleobotanists claim that wild olives g ...

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Trees
In the soil, roots encounter shreds of fungi with which they form mycorrhiza - a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship.
Some fungi are specific to only one tree species, while others associate with multiple species. The ...
Watercress
The watercress is part of the coats of arms of French towns and communes: Vermon, Vayres-sur-Essonne, and D'Huison-Longueville.
Kale
Kale juice is known in Japan as aojiru and is a very popular dietary supplement there.
Olives
Olive fruits contain oleuropein, which gives them a bitter taste.
Oleuropein belongs to the coumarin derivatives. It is present in every part of the plant, although i ...
Sesame seeds
Sesame consists of 50% fats.
They mainly belong to the group of unsaturated fatty acids: omega-9, omega-6 and omega-3. These acid ...
Pineapple
There are distinctive plumes of leaves on the top of the fruit, which are the shoots.
Pineapple
Reddish-purple flowers of pineapple are inconspicuous, but there are nearly 200 of them in an inflorescence.
Sweet potato
They are starchy vegetables, like potatoes, but are not related to potatoes.
Potatoes belong to the Solanaceae and are related to the tomato, bell pepper, or eggplant.
Watercress
Watercress has also found use in cooking.
Due to its distinctive flavor, it is an addition to various dishes, enriching their taste. It is som ...
Beetroot
Poland is the largest producer of beets in the European Union.