Dried legumes are beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts that grow in pods and which can be eaten fresh but often are dried for storage and convenience. They are used is soups, stews, as sides dishes, or in salads and are rehydrated through cooking in liquids.
Dried legumes account for about 25% of farmed plant production in the world. Legumes are high in protein, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B and low in fat and calories. They are a cheap yet valuable source of protein that are eaten in cultures around the globe.
The best area for olive tree cultivation is the Mediterranean basin area which has rainy winter and dry hot summer. Olive trees don’t bear fruits commercially unless exposed to a sufficient amount of coldness at winter to push trees towards bolting. Olive trees cultivation succeeds in lands that contain a high percentage of calcium carbonate and this feature is found in Egyptian lands.
Egypt has been familiar with olive production, and recently Egypt got ranked the third between the top olive producing countries worldwide after EU and Argentina, By the following production (Year 2013).
Egypt tops the world’s countries in production of table olives with more than 18% of world production in 2017
Egypt has plans to plant about 100 million olive trees by 2020 as part of the country’s project of the cultivation of the 1.5 million feddans, the minister added.