Monday, December 12, 2016

Olives History Value

Mediterranean fruit number one that we rediscover each year and its value through history

A short history of Olives

Olive tree is an evergreen tree that is known in Europe for about 7000 years. Olive originated in the southern Mediterranean, and the most of its upgrading happened in Crete around 2500 BC. Hence the first traces of the presses, with packaging for storage and preparation for trade to distant destinations, took place. In ancient Greece, the olive was so appreciated that the Athenians have a story regarding the goddess Athena and her counterpart Poseidon. Poseidon offered a source of salt water and a horse, and Athens with a throw of her spear to the ground of Acropolis bestowed an olive. The Athenians chose Athena as its patron saint of their city, so a symbol of the city of Athens became an olive branch with its fruits.

Dalmatian Garden Put Marina Zlarin Croatia Oblica Olive Tree

An olive is still very much appreciated in many ways, but it certainly has a decisive role in maintaining health. Olive on the Adriatic is considered the Tree of Life. It is said, the olive is as a mother, and if you leave her, and do not you come to her a few years back you will still be able to rely on it. It is rare that such a plant has integrated so many features in people as a symbol of peace, happiness, wisdom, health and abundance.

Hand picking is the best way to preserve an olive substances

Valuable olive and its nutritional components

Today olive oil is unavoidable as a food that carries the benefits of the Mediterranean diet on human health. This powerful antioxidant features containing irreplaceable unsaturated fatty acids which provide the body protection from many diseases. Natural olive oil that we like to call "extra virgin olive oil" are essentially those which in themselves have the highest herbal ingredients. Its antioxidant properties have effect in atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, stroke and so on. It contains large amounts of vitamin E, one of the vitamin also known as an anti-aging vitamin. Then it contains vitamin A, and colored substances called chlorophyll. Just to name some of the benefits of olive oil, but 90 percent has been still consumed around the Mediterranean.


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