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Q: olives ( Answered,   4 Comments )
Subject: olives
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: niccolas-ga
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Posted: 12 Sep 2006 10:14 PDT
Expires: 12 Oct 2006 10:14 PDT
Question ID: 764514
how many kalamaa olves does it take to make one teaspoon of olive oil?
Subject: Re: olives
Answered By: gregaw-ga on 12 Sep 2006 11:21 PDT
Nowhere did I find your exact statistic listed, but I think we come
very close with some simple math.

Here we go?

"It takes about 11 pound of olives to make 1 liter of oil"

We know that 1 liter equals 202.88 tsp so we convert that to ounces and get:
.8675 ounces of raw olives per tsp.

So how many actual olives equal .8675 ounces?
~215 olives per kg? so we convert that to ounces and get 6.09 Olives per ounce.

Which would mean that there are approximately 5.28 Olives per tsp. of olive oil.

Obviously this is not exact.  Factors such as the size of your
particular olives and the method of extracting the oil would have an
affect on this equation.

I hope that this has adequately answered your question, if not please
let me know.  If you require any further information please do so by
posting a request for clarification.

Subject: Re: olives
From: canadianhelper-ga on 12 Sep 2006 11:23 PDT
The GA researcher picked this up while I was working on it so I will
give you my calculations as well:

I've never heard of kalamaa olives.

If you are speaking of kalamata olives then here is an answer:

Kalamat olives range in size from superior to giant so you have a
range of from 290 to 141 olives per kg.

If we take a avg size :290+141=431/2=  216/kg

Now...for a litre of oil you need between 5 and 8kg of olives so the
avg would be 6.5kg. we have 6.5 * 216 as the avg number of kalamata olives per litre of oil.
That is 1404 olives per litre.

According to Google calculator there are 202.88 teaspoons in a litre.
So dividing 1404 by 202.88 give us 6.92 olives per litre as an answer.

Subject: Re: olives
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Sep 2006 11:24 PDT
One U.S. fluid ounce contains 6 teaspoons.
Subject: Re: olives
From: canadianhelper-ga on 12 Sep 2006 11:24 PDT
Sorry...that should be 6.92 olives per teaspoon not litre.
Subject: Re: olives
From: gregaw-ga on 12 Sep 2006 12:16 PDT

There about 6 whole olives in an ounce.  It takes almost all of those
olives to make 1 tsp. of olive oil.

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