Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
Jun 222011

When you are out shopping for olives and olive oil there are some olive products you won’t find on the grocery shelf, they are olive cake and olive stone/seed. Never heard of them? Don’t fret, most people haven’t.

After the olive oil is pressed the first time, treated and heated and pressed again, and the table olives are pitted for curing, the by products of these processes, olive cake and olive stone/seed, have various commercial uses. Here are some of them:

Biomass for energy generation
Animal feed
Pharmacological industry
and more

These by products are usually sold by the ton and after the pressings and the depittings are completed around the world there are millions of tons of olive cake and olive stone/seed available for commercial processes each year. That is a lot of olive material that most of us don’t even know exists.

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