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I've had morrocan paranta on my last trip. It was made with olive oil and it was lovely.

Can't wait for Pakistani olive oil to be available
 

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You are quite Sir, I have eaten freshly Turkishly baked bread with virgin olive oil quite a few times and it is delicious.
fresh tandoor bread with pure oil is just perfect.

Long back i had severe stomach infection; this really turned me around.
 

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Drip irrigation. If this is adopted widely in Pakistan the country could match Italy in olive exports. I saw this method closeup in Crete and this looks exactly the same. Looking at makes me yearn to go back to jogging through the olive orchards and taking a break next a fig tree while munching on the delicious fruit.

 

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Janab! if the claim is we export, than there should be enough in local market -- we only export things which are in abundance,.like say our export of mangoes kinno etc., --- these produce are available in every street of Pakistan.

I haven't been to metro my whole life, but there are so many other stores, I never found any Pak brand.
Olive oil will never replace generic oil in Pakistan because its too expensive even when produced locally. Its great if Pakistan is earning foreign exchange by exporting it.
 

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Olive oil will never replace generic oil in Pakistan because its too expensive even when produced locally. Its great if Pakistan is earning foreign exchange by exporting it.
If it's too expensive, can it compete in the international market?
 

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In south Europe ( Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France) which has a tradition of olive cultivation of thousands years with economic scale selling olive oil for $15-$25/liter, some best quality with brand can be even much much higher. In Pakistan olives are sold by farmers about Rs. 100/kg and a good variant of tree can give fruits of 30-50kg/year. With 1 kg of olive can be pressed for oil of 100 ml-200ml depending on quality. So only olive cost would be around Rs1000/liter oil. On top of it would pressing machine, electricity cost, transportation, profit etc. so good quality olive oil is sold around Rs. 2000-2500/liter. With current low scale of economy olive oil is beyond reach of common Pakistani households, except upper middle or higher income families can afford it at the moment.
But it can find export market in some middle east or other Asian countries with price of around $10-12/liter. I am sure within few decades if olive cultivation spread all over Pakistan has bright future with olive oil for internal and export market. One small fact only in Bajore area there are 11 million wild olive plantations. if these wild olive trees are grafted with high producing variant of olive tree branches, they can start producing olives within two to three years. KPK government has already taking initiative to graft these wild trees and so far this year grafted about 0.4 million trees.
 
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I regularly buy Extra Virgin olive oil - Sainsbury's own brand at £3.40 per liter at my local Sainsbury Superstore. At about Rs 220/- to £1/- this comes to Rs 748/- per liter. Premium quality Greek Extra Virgin olive oil is about £9/- that is about Rs 1900/- per liter. Rs 2000/- per liter, the retail price is far too expensive for the international market. Taking into account freight & the distributor's profit; even the best quality Pakistani olive oil would have difficulty finding international buyers at the ex-origin price of Rs 1000/- per liter.
 

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