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 Subject: olives Category: Miscellaneous Asked by: niccolas-ga List Price: \$2.00 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" http://www.floria-publications.com/italy/the_%20art_%20of_%20italian_%20cooking/beginning_of_olive_oil.htm 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? http://www.elikioliveoil.com/kalpitexlaro.html ~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. Thanks!```
 ```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. So...now 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. Sources: http://www.iga.net/en/aide_gourmet/decouverte/olives.asp ://www.google.com/search?q=teaspoons+per+litre%3D&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1```
 `One U.S. fluid ounce contains 6 teaspoons.`
 `Sorry...that should be 6.92 olives per teaspoon not litre.`
 ```Pink, There about 6 whole olives in an ounce. It takes almost all of those olives to make 1 tsp. of olive oil.```