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Wednesday, 28 February 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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Bananas
Most bananas are grown in India.
The next largest crops are in China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Ecuador.
Rapeseed
Rapeseed straw is not suitable for either animal feed or bedding.
It is used as fuel or for making fiberboard.
Bananas
Humans and bananas have 50% identical DNA.
Asparagus
Young asparagus shoots grow above the surface of the ground in the spring and are ready for harvesting when they reach more than 20 cm in height and a diameter larger than that of a pencil.
Lemon
In the 18th century, lemon was very popular as a treatment for scurvy.
In the English fleet, a mandatory 1 ounce daily dose of lemon juice was introduced for each seaman to address the problem of common scurvy at that time.
Garlic
Common garlic does not produce seeds, so it is propagated by planting bulbs (cloves) from the underground head or aerial bulbs from the inflorescence.
Air bulbs grow slower - they usually need two years of cultivation to produce a bulb of the desired ...
Chia seeds
Chia seeds are often used as an ingredient in salads, yogurt, baked goods, desserts and smoothies.
They can be consumed both raw and after soaking, in gel form. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds do not n ...
Olives
Olives gained their greatest fame from the oil pressed from them.
Olive oil called olive oil is pressed from the ripe, black fruit. Oil pressed from the first pressin ...
Ginkgo biloba
It is an endemic and relict species whose only natural habitat is Anhui Province in eastern China, in the Yangtze and Huang He river basins.
The natural habitat of the Ginkgo is an area of more than one thousand hectares, with 167 trees over 1,000 years old and 20 meters high, and several trees over 3,400 years old and 40 meters high.
Cornflower
It is a self-pollinating plant, although its pollen and nectar attract many insects.
Hymenoptera and flies (Diptera) are particularly susceptible to the attracting effects of the cornflower.