The Lebanese olive oil

AT A GLANCE Beginning: the Phoenicians, more than 2000 years b.c Production: 17,000 tonnes per year, but very variable year on year Consumption: 20,000 tons of olive oil per year Culture regions: Zgharta, Koura, Batroun, Akkar, Rashaya, El Foukhar, Tasbaya Producers: more than 110,000 farmers Total area cultivated: 56,000 hectares (22% of Lebanon’s agricultural land), 80% for oil, 20% for table olives Main varieties: Souri … Continuer de lire The Lebanese olive oil