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April 21, 2017

 Olive oil is believed to have a protective effect against a variety of cancers,including breast cancer, prostate cancer endometrium and digestive track cancer.  It also is extremely high on oleic acid which is used to reduce blood pressure.

And if that was not eno...

April 14, 2017

The average age of an olive tree is between 300 and 600 years. However the oldest certified olive tree is  more than 2000 years old - Olive tree of Vouves, situated on the island of Crete, Greece. It is probabily the oldest olive tree In the world a...

April 12, 2017

Did you know that to produce 1 litre of Extra Virgin Olive Oil you will need to harvest between 5 and 7 kg of olives. The average tree might produce around 30kg all up so you will get out of it only around 5 litres of this liquid gold.

No wonder is expen...

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