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Canned and semi-preserved fruits and vegetables

The Blue fish processing sector

Table olives and pickles

About GICA

Established in 1965, GICA is a public instutution gathering the Tunisian industries involved in fruit, vegetable and fish processing sectors, under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and trade.

GICA is managed by a board of directors representing the public administration, the national organization of growers and the national organization of processors and exporters.

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Table olives and pickles

This sector includes the processing of various pickled crop products such as table olives, capers, "cayenne" pepper, (hot small red pepper), green pepper, lemon (limoun), as well as exotic products like wild onions in brine.

This sector includes around 25 plants of which nearly the third are polyvalent  factories that process a wide range of canned vegetables and fruits.

Tabel olive is the main product of this sector.

 The varieties of table olives in Tunisia
 The processing evolution of table olives in Tunisia

An averge of 16.500 T of table olives is processed  every year in Tunisia, from which near the half is handled at the household level.

According to the processing technique, the maturity and either the variety of the fruit, we distinguish in Tunisia a wide range of table olives:

  • Natural green in brine called "aouame". In this case the fermentation is quite long (six months before selling)
  • Crushed natural green olives in brine.
  • Natural purple olives in brine.
  • Green olives "confite": whole, pitted, stuffed or in slice.
  • Other recipes.

These products are sold in bulk in barrels or in plastic pails of different sizes (espacially for restoration), or packed in glass jars, plastic bags, and metallic cans.

Last updated 02/05/16
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