The silvery green leaves are oblong, measuring 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long and 1–3 cm (0.39–1.18 in) wide. The small, white, feathery flowers, with ten-cleft calyx and corolla, two stamens, and bifid stigma, are borne generally on the previous year's wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves.
The fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 cm (0.39–0.98 in) long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Canned black olives have often been artificially blackened (see below on processing) and may contain the chemical ferrous gluconate to improve the appearance.
It consists mainly of oleic acid (up to 83%), with smaller amounts of other fatty acids including linoleic acid (up to 21%) and palmitic acid (up to 20%).However, per capita consumption is highest in Greece, followed by Spain, Italy, and Morocco.Consumption in North America and northern Europe is far less, but rising steadily.When a friend tells me that he or she is dating, I usually ask them to explain what exactly they mean by the word “dating.” When they give me a blank stare, I prompt them by asking: Is it casual dating? But at this stage of dating, they are not ready to pick up and move to the other person’s city. Courtship) Goal: Making a yes or no decision about marriage The old-fashioned name of this type of dating is called “courtship.” During courtship, a couple gets to know each other for the purpose of deciding whether they should get married or not. My friend met a nice girl on e Harmony a few months ago. They started talking every day, and he has even visited her twice since then. They are trying to get to know each other enough to decide whether to not to move into a serious and committed relationship (see below).